chronic fatigue syndrome

chronic fatigue syndrome

noun
a viral disease of the immune system, usually characterized by debilitating fatigue and flu-like symptoms.

Origin:
1988

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chronic fatigue syndrome
 
n
another name for myalgic encephalopathy CFS

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chronic fatigue syndrome n.
Abbr. CFS
A syndrome characterized by sleep disorders and disruption of the immune system. Also called chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome.

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chronic fatigue syndrome  
A syndrome characterized by debilitating fatigue and a combination of flulike symptoms such as sore throat, swollen lymph glands, low-grade fever, headache, and muscle pain or weakness. The cause is unknown.
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chronic fatigue syndrome definition


A condition characterized by fatigue over an extended period, sometimes accompanied by neurologic abnormalities. The cause of this syndrome is unknown.

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