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anorexia nervosa


anorexia nervosa

noun anorexia ner·vo·sa \-(ˌ)nər-ˈvō-sə, -zə\

Definition of ANOREXIA NERVOSA

:  a serious eating disorder primarily of young women in their teens and early twenties that is characterized especially by a pathological fear of weight gain leading to faulty eating patterns, malnutrition, and usually excessive weight loss
March 03, 2015
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