chronic fatigue syndrome


noun

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

QUIZZES

WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of chronic fatigue syndrome

First recorded in 1988
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for chronic fatigue syndrome

chronic fatigue syndrome

noun

another name for myalgic encephalopathy Abbreviation: CFS
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for chronic fatigue syndrome

chronic fatigue syndrome

n.

A syndrome of unknown origin characterized by persistent or relapsing debilitating fatigue of definite onset that is not alleviated by sleep, combined with other symptoms such as headache, sore throat, impaired short-term memory or concentration, immunologic abnormalities, muscle and joint pain, and lengthy malaise following exertion.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for chronic fatigue syndrome

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for chronic fatigue syndrome

chronic fatigue syndrome

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

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.