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chronic fatigue syndrome

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

First recorded in 1988
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British Dictionary definitions for chronic fatigue syndrome

chronic fatigue syndrome

noun
another name for myalgic encephalopathy Abbreviation: CFS
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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.
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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.

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