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Fatigue, a state of extreme weariness. Fatigue is a natural result of mental or physical activity, and when relieved by rest presents no problems. Chronic fatigue, however, can sometimes lead to physical or mental illness. Among the symptoms of fatigue are general bodily weariness, loss of coordination, increase in muscle tension, and difficulty in performing physical tasks. Persons suffering from extreme fatigue also become drowsy, irritable, and confused, and have difficulty in remembering.


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