asthen
(G). Weak, feeble

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  • asthen- — combining form or astheno Etymology: Greek, from asthenēs weak, from a a (II) + sthenēs (from sthenos strength); perhaps akin to Sanskrit saghnoti he takes upon himself, is a match for : weak …   Useful english dictionary

  • asthen(o)- — [Gr. asthenēs weak, from a 1 + sthenos strength] a combining form denoting lack of strength or weakness …   Medical dictionary

  • Asthenopie — Asthen|opie   [griechisch asthene̅s »kraftlos«, »schwach« und o̅ps »Auge«, »Gesicht«] die, /... pi |en, die Sehschwäche.   * * * As|the|no|pie, die; , n [zu griech. ōps (Gen.: ōpós) = Auge] (Med.): rasche Ermüdbarkeit der Augen (bes. beim… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Asthenopie — Asthen|opi̲e̲ [zu gr. ἀσϑενης = kraftlos, schwach u. gr. ὠψ, Gen.: ὠπος = Auge; Gesicht] w; , ...i̱en: „Sehschwäche“, rasche Ermüdbarkeit der Augen insbes. bei der Nahakkomodation; vgl. Amblyopie …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • neurasthenia — [noor΄əs thē′nē ə, nyoor΄əs thē nē ə] n. [ModL: see NEURO & ASTHENIA] a former category of mental disorder, including such symptoms as irritability, fatigue, weakness, anxiety, and localized pains without apparent physical causes, thought to… …   English World dictionary

  • asthenic — /as then ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by asthenia; weak. 2. (of a physical type) having a slight build or slender body structure. Cf. athletic (def. 5), pyknic (def. 1). n. 3. a person of the asthenic type. [1780 90; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • asthenopia — asthenopic /as theuh nop ik/, adj. /as theuh noh pee euh/, n. Ophthalm. a fatigue or tiring of the eyes, usually characterized by discomfort, dimness of vision, and headache, caused by overuse of the visual organs, dysfunction of the ocular… …   Universalium

  • asthenosphere — /as then euh sfear /, n. Geol. the region below the lithosphere, variously estimated as being from fifty to several hundred miles (eighty five to several hundred kilometers) thick, in which the rock is less rigid than that above and below but… …   Universalium

  • asthenia — Weakness or debility. SYN: adynamia (1). [G. astheneia, weakness, fr. a priv. + sthenos, strength] neurocirculatory a. an obsolete term for a type of anxiety neurosis formerly encountered often among military personnel during times of war, in… …   Medical dictionary

  • asthenopia — Subjective symptoms of ocular fatigue, discomfort, lacrimation, and headaches arising from use of the eyes. SYN: eyestrain. [G. astheneia, weakness, + ops, eye] accommodative a. a. due to errors of refraction and excessive contraction of the… …   Medical dictionary

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