Origin of anorexia
Related Words for anorexiaattenuation, consumption, withering, thinness, malnutrition, atrophy, starvation, wasting, tabes, marasmus, haggardness
Examples from the Web for anorexia
Contemporary Examples of anorexia
For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models
January 8, 2015
This leaves people with a history of anorexia and reduced bone density like me at high risk for fractures.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
When you suffer from anorexia, you also suffer social isolation.Should Pro-Anorexia Sites Be Criminalized?
August 30, 2014
I told the audience about my own battle with anorexia, which began when I was 19.
To me it makes perfect, dangerous sense that intelligent, driven girls are prone to anorexia.
Historical Examples of anorexia
Where much intoxication is present, anorexia and dipsosis are to be noticed.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
Purpura rheumatica commonly begins with malaise, anorexia, debility, sometimes with mild fever.
The latter course is recommended by Post, and is said to avoid eructations and anorexia.
The inflammation of the mouth and throat continues, with anorexia and thirst.
He suffered from drowsy headach, anorexia, cold and slightly œdematous limbs.An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis
Word Origin for anorexia
1590s, "lack of appetite," Modern Latin, from Greek anorexia, from an-, privative prefix, "without" (see an- (1)) + orexis "appetite, desire," from oregein "to desire, stretch out" (cognate with Latin regere "to keep straight, guide, rule;" see regal). In current use, often short for anorexia nervosa.
A short name for anorexia nervosa.