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epidemic neuromyasthenia[¦ep·ə¦dem·ik ¦nü·rō·mī·əs′thē·nē·ə]
A prolonged, debilitating disease of the nervous system of adults; characterized by fatigue, headache, muscle pain, paresis, and emotional and mental disturbances; no etiologic agent has been isolated. Also known as acute infective encephalomyelitis; Akureyri disease; benign myalgic encephalomyelitis; epidemic vegetative neuritis; Iceland disease.
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