reverse anorexia

noun

Medical Definition of reverse anorexia 

: muscle dysmorphia Experts say a growing number of people may be taking steroids for psychological reasons to counter a lack of self-esteem. There's even a name for it: reverse anorexia.— Patrick May, The San Jose Mercury News, 21 June 2002

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