extreme mental and physical fatigue caused by excessive emotional stress; neurasthenia.
- Nervous indigestion
nervous indigestion n. Indigestion caused by stress or by an emotion such as anxiety.
- Nervous lobe
nervous lobe n. The bulbous part of the neurohypophysis attached to the hypothalamus by the infundibulum and composed of pituicytes, blood vessels, and terminals of nerve fibers from the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei.
[nur-vuh s] /ˈnɜr vəs/ adjective 1. highly excitable; unnaturally or acutely uneasy or apprehensive: to become nervous under stress. 2. of or relating to the : nervous tension. 3. affecting the : nervous diseases. 4. suffering from, characterized by, or originating in disordered . 5. characterized by or attended with acute uneasiness or apprehension: a […]
noun, Informal. 1. a constantly nervous, worried, or timid person. noun phrase A timid or cautious person; a worrier: a nervous Nellie a bit like Jeanne Dixon [late 1930s+; perhaps fr Nervous Nellie, the nickname of Frank B Kellogg, secretary of state 1925–29, who negotiated the Kellogg-Briand differences] An unduly timid or anxious person, as […]