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Medical Dictionary

anorexia nervosa

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

Medical 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


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