Anorexia



loss of appetite and inability to eat.
Psychiatry. .
Contemporary Examples

I told the audience about my own battle with anorexia, which began when I was 19.
Are Britain’s Private Schools Breeding Grounds For Anorexia? Emma Woolf March 2, 2014

For a period of roughly three years, between the ages of 18 and 21, I suffered from a relatively serious case of anorexia.
Was I Born Anorexic? Rachel Shukert April 15, 2009

Pigs, for example, sometimes develop their own version of anorexia.
‘Zoobiquity’: What Animals Can Teach Us About Our Health Carl Zimmer June 16, 2012

Marie took her own life on January 19, just two months after her daughter Isabelle succumbed to the effects of anorexia nervosa.
Isabelle Caro: Anorexic Model Dies, Her Mother Commits Suicide. How Should the Fashion Industry Respond? Barbie Latza Nadeau February 6, 2011

My best guess is that it has something to do with another biological factor: Like 90% of all anorexia sufferers, I am female.
Was I Born Anorexic? Rachel Shukert April 15, 2009

Historical Examples

Where much intoxication is present, anorexia and dipsosis are to be noticed.
Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix

Purpura rheumatica commonly begins with malaise, anorexia, debility, sometimes with mild fever.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

It is also useful in the flatulency of the aged, where it prevents the development of gas, and has a marked effect on anorexia.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various

The latter course is recommended by Post, and is said to avoid eructations and anorexia.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

The inflammation of the mouth and throat continues, with anorexia and thirst.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

noun
loss of appetite
Also called anorexia nervosa (nɜːˈvəʊsə). a disorder characterized by fear of becoming fat and refusal of food, leading to debility and even death
n.

1590s, “lack of appetite,” Modern Latin, from Greek anorexia, from an-, privative prefix, “without” (see an- (1)) + orexis “appetite, desire,” from oregein “to desire, stretch out” (cognate with Latin regere “to keep straight, guide, rule;” see regal). In current use, often short for anorexia nervosa.

anorexia an·o·rex·i·a (ān’ə-rěk’sē-ə)
n.
Loss of appetite, especially as a result of disease.
anorexia
(ān’ə-rěk’sē-ə)

Loss of appetite, especially as a result of disease.

Anorexia nervosa.

A short name for anorexia nervosa.

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