chronic fatigue syndrome

chronic fatigue syndrome
noun Date: 1947 a disorder of unknown cause that is characterized by persistent profound fatigue usually accompanied by other symptoms (as headache and tender lymph nodes) unrelated to any preexisting medical conditionabbreviation CFS

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  • Chronic fatigue syndrome — A debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue of six months or longer duration that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Persons with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) most… …   Medical dictionary

  • chronic fatigue syndrome — N UNCOUNT Chronic fatigue syndrome is an illness that is thought to be caused by a virus, and which affects people for a long period of time. Its symptoms include tiredness and aching muscles. The abbreviation CFS is often used. Syn: ME …   English dictionary

  • chronic fatigue syndrome — noun A condition characterized by immune, endocrine and neurologic pathology whose main symptoms are extreme fatigue, extremely low stamina, muscle pain, lymph node swelling, post exertional Malaise, and cognitive difficulties. Syn: myalgic… …   Wiktionary

  • chronic fatigue syndrome — chronic fa tigue .syndrome n [U] an illness that makes you feel very tired and weak and can last for a long time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chronic fatigue syndrome — chronic fa tigue ,syndrome noun uncount an illness caused by a VIRUS that makes you feel tired and weak all the time: ME …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chronic fatigue syndrome — a viral disease of the immune system, usu. characterized by debilitating fatigue and flu like symptoms. [1988] * * * also called  myalgic encephalomyelitis        disorder characterized by persistent debilitating fatigue. There exist two specific …   Universalium

  • chronic fatigue syndrome — noun a severe, systemic illness acquired after an apparently mild viral infection, and characterised chiefly by incapacitating fatigue but also by neurological, immunological and endocrinological dysfunction; post viral syndrome; ME. Abbrev.: CFS …   Australian English dictionary

  • chronic fatigue syndrome — chron′ic fatigue′ syn drome n. pat med a viral disease of the immune system, usu. characterized by debilitating fatigue and flu like symptoms • Etymology: 1990–95 …   From formal English to slang

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