Definition of Anorexia nervosa

1. Noun. (psychiatry) a psychological disorder characterized by somatic delusions that you are too fat despite being emaciated.

Category relationships: Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, Psychopathology
Generic synonyms: Anorexia

Definition of Anorexia nervosa

1. Noun. An eating disorder characterized by self starvation due to a fear of gaining weight. ¹

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Medical Definition of Anorexia nervosa

1. An eating disorder characterised a misperception of body image. Individuals with anorexia nervosa often believe they are overweight even when they are grossly underweight. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anorexia Nervosa

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anorexia nervosa (current term)

Literary usage of Anorexia nervosa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1892)
"anorexia nervosa.—Writing on the subject of anorexia nervosa, ... Dr. Goodhart insists that anorexia nervosa is one of the commonest of diseases. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
""anorexia nervosa." WJ COLLINS (Lancet, January 27, 1894, p. 202) adds an interesting case to those already reported under this heading by the late Sir ..."

3. Transactions of the American Pediatric Society by American Pediatric Society (1908)
"anorexia nervosa IN CHILDREN. BY F. FORCHHEIMER, MD, Cincinnati, ... As a rule the children who suffer from anorexia nervosa are such as have been permitted ..."

4. Diseases of the stomach, intestines, and pancreas by Robert Coleman Kemp (1917)
"Nervous Anorexia (anorexia nervosa) Anorexia is diminution or loss of appetite, with absence of the hunger sense, so that even aversion to food may be ..."

5. The Treatment of Disease: A Manual of Practical Medicine by Reynold Webb Wilcox (1907)
"anorexia nervosa. Nervous anorexia is a state in which the appetite is wholly lost and the sense of hunger unknown. This manifestation may last for months, ..."

6. Diseases of the stomach and upper alimentary tract by Anthony Bassler (1922)
"anorexia nervosa. A remarkable loss of appetite is seen in some cases of hysteria, in which the desire for food is absolutely lost perhaps for long periods. ..."

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