Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.


Loss of strength or vigor, usually because of disease.

ad′y·nam′ic (-năm′ĭk) adj.


(Medicine) obsolete loss of vital power or strength, esp as the result of illness; weakness or debility
[C19: New Latin, from a-1 + -dynamia, from Greek dunamis strength, force]
adynamic adj

adynamia, adynamy

loss of strength occasioned by a disease or illness; weakness. — adynamic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adynamia - lack of strength or vigor (especially from illness)adynamia - lack of strength or vigor (especially from illness)
weakness - the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
References in periodicals archive ?
High fever, gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting and diarrhea), weakness, adynamia, and generalized myalgia were also observed.
The main clinical signs and symptoms of MSF are: a skin eschar (tache noire) at the site of tick bite, fever and flu-like manifestations such as headache, adynamia, anorexia, myalgia, etc.
marginaie showed reduction of milk production, as well as fever, anorexia, adynamia, icterus, and death of the most severely affected (16).
On postpartum day 30, the patient developed a picture characterized by asthenia, adynamia and cramp-type abdominal pain, with lower limb oedema, choluria and non-quantified fever, accompanied by functional class deterioration.
She also experienced adynamia, fatigue, myalgias and slight depression.
Treatment, according to that expressed by the participants, also represented difficulties like economic limitations to attend the supervised treatment, symptoms of asthenia and adynamia that complicated displacement to health services, and their strict schedules.