- sturdy; heavily and strongly built.
Origin of sthenic
First recorded in 1780–90; extracted from asthenic
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Examples from the Web for sthenic
These were to be used respectively in asthenic and in sthenic disorders.
These latter were to be used in sthenic, the others in asthenic disorders.
In the earlier stages of the attack the constitutional symptoms may be sthenic.
Brunonian System, a system which regards and treats diseases as due to defective or excessive excitation, as sthenic or asthenic.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
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They have sometimes been employed with advantage in fevers of the acute or sthenic kind.
- abounding in energy or bodily strength; active or strong
C18: from New Latin sthenicus, from Greek sthenos force, on the model of asthenic
- Strong; active.
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