orexi-, orex-, -orexia, -orexic, -oretic, -orectic, -rexia +
(Greek: appetite [hunger]; to stretch out for; to desire)
2. Marked by loss of appetite.
3. Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.
4. An anorectic drug or medicine that suppresses the appetite.
5. Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.
6. A person who is affected with anorexia nervosa.
2. Causing a loss of appetite.
Apparently, anorexia affects girls or young women more often than males.2. No appetite; also, a shortened term for "anorexia nervosa": Emily's cousin, who is a pediatrician, specializes in therapy for anorexia and works with young women who are unable to overcome their anxieties about food.
Voluntary starvation and excessive exercising by some of those who have anorexia nervosas cause some victims to become emaciated or abnormally thin.
2. Suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin; anorectic.
3. Characterized by severe economy of style and expression.
2. Causing anorexia, or loss of appetite; such as, with an anorexigenic drug.
2. A syndrome in which the symptoms of both bulimia and anorexia nervosa are present, characterized by distorted body image, excessive weight loss, and use of forced vomiting to compensate for periods of binge eating.
2. An eating disorder marked by rapid consumption of large amounts of food, often of minimal nutritional value, in a short period of time.
Such eating, or binge eating, is typically episodic and recurrent, accompanied by an awareness that such overeating is abnormal, by fear that eating cannot be stopped voluntarily, and by a depressed mood and self-deprecating thoughts after each binge.
Each binge is usually terminated by abdominal pain, induced vomiting, or a social interruption of the secret eating pattern.
2. An excessive appetite like that of a wolf.