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anorexia vs. anorexia nervosa

[ an-uh-rek-see-uh ]
  1. loss of appetite and inability to eat.
  2. anorexia nervosa.
[ an-uh-rek-see-uhnur-voh-suh ]
  1. an eating disorder primarily affecting adolescent girls and young women, characterized by pathological fear of becoming fat, distorted body image, excessive dieting, and emaciation.

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