Medical Term:

nervous

Pronunciation: ner′vŭs

Definition:

  1. Relating to a nerve or the nerves.
  2. Easily excited or agitated; suffering from mental or emotional instability; tense or anxious.
  3. Formerly, denoting a temperament characterized by excessive mental and physical alertness, rapid pulse, excitability, often volubility, but not always fixity of purpose.

[L. nervosus]

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