Definition of Nervous prostration

1. Noun. An emotional disorder that leaves you exhausted and unable to work.

Exact synonyms: Nervous Exhaustion
Generic synonyms: Nervous Breakdown

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervous Prostration

nervous as a cat
nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs
nervous asthenopia
nervous asthma
nervous breakdown
nervous breakdowns
nervous colon syndrome
nervous disorder
nervous dyspepsia
nervous exhaustion
nervous hit
nervous indigestion
nervous lobe
nervous lobe of hypophysis
nervous part of retina
nervous prostration (current term)
nervous strain
nervous system
nervous system physiology
nervous systems
nervous tissue
nervous tunic of eyeball

Literary usage of Nervous prostration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"It frequently precedes or progresses into nervous prostration. The distinction between hysteria (qv) and neurasthenia is not always plain, ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"The following verdicts for nervous prostration in conjunction with other injuries have been held not to warrant disturbance by the courts upon the ground of ..."

3. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"... troops— Captain Marty's company—nervous prostration—Arrows with messages—Skinned alive—Gone to eternal rest—The physical and moral trials of the siege. ..."

4. A Manual of personal hygiene: Proper Living Upon a Physiological Basis by Walter Lytle Pyle (1917)
"Many of the cases of so-called nervous prostration are to be traced not simply to the work or worry to which the individual may be subjected, ..."

5. Transactions of the Annual Meeting by Ohio State Medical Society (1897)
"nervous prostration. BY FD BAIN, MD, KENTON, OHIO. • nervous prostration or neurasthenia is a functional disease, or more properly speaking a bodily ..."

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