JOHN P. ANDERSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The term, neurocirculatory asthenia, is used to represent a syndrome characterized by a sense of fatigue, palpitation, precordial pain, and a tendency to giddiness. The symptom complex it presents is almost as definite as that of angina. It has been called by various other names, for example, irritable heart, effort syndrome, and disordered action of the heart, but none is quite so descriptive as neurocirculatory asthenia.
Persons afflicted with this condition are usually thin and asthenic in stature and appearance. They have quick, nervous temperaments and are intelligent. They have a marked degree of initiative but usually lack the physical
ANDERSON JP. NEUROCIRCULATORY ASTHENIA: REPORT OF A CASE TREATED BY ADRENAL DENERVATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:1255–1258. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-9-1255
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(9):1255-1258.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology.
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