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Anorexia: An abnormal loss of the appetite for food. Anorexia can be caused by cancer, AIDS, a mental disorder or other diseases. Anorexia nervous is the eating disorder that is marked by an intense fear of gaining weight, a refusal to maintain a health weight and a distorted body image. People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal loss of appetite for food, try to avoid eating, and eat as little as possible.

Alternate Names
Anorexia nervosa