anorectic


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Related to anorectic: anorexigenic

anorectic

 [an″o-rek´tik]
1. pertaining to anorexia.
2. without appetite.
3. an agent that diminishes or suppresses the appetite for food. Most of the drugs used for this purpose are central nervous system stimulants (the amphetamines and similar sympathomimetic amines). These drugs should not be used in a lifelong weight-control program. Abuse of them, which is frequent, can lead to tolerance and psychological dependence.

an·o·rec·tic

, anoretic (an'ō-rek'tic, -ret'ik),
1. Relating to, characteristic of, or suffering from anorexia, especially anorexia nervosa.
2. An agent that causes anorexia.
Synonym(s): anorexic

anorectic

/ano·rec·tic/ (an″o-rek´tik)
1. pertaining to anorexia.
2. an agent that diminishes the appetite.

anorectic

(ăn′ə-rĕk′tĭk) also

anoretic

(-rĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Marked by loss of appetite.
2. Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.
3. Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.
n.
1. One who is affected with anorexia nervosa.
2. An anorectic drug.

anorectic

[an′ōrek′tik]
1 pertaining to anorexia.
3 causing a loss of appetite, as an anorexiant drug. Also anorectous, anorexiant, anorexic.

anorectic

adjective Referring to anorexia or an anorexigenic agent or effect,
 
Pharmacology
noun Appetite suppressant, see there; anorectic agent.

Psychiatry
noun A person with anorexia nervosa.

anorectic

adjective Referring to anorexia noun A person with anorexia nervosa See Anorexia nervosa, Anorexic.

an·o·rec·tic

(an'ŏ-rek'tic)
1. Relating to, characteristic of, or suffering from anorexia, especially anorexia nervosa.
2. An agent that causes anorexia.
Synonym(s): anorexic.

an·o·rec·tic

, anoretic , anorexic (an'ŏ-rek'tic, -ret'ik, -rek'sik)
1. Relating to, characteristic of, or suffering from anorexia, especially anorexia nervosa.
2. An agent that causes anorexia.

anorectic

1. pertaining to anorexia.
2. an agent that diminishes the appetite for food.
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By sensing energy availability, including caloric intake, mTOR activity helps to govern caloric consumption by inducing the sensations of hunger (satiety) and fullness, in part through mTOR interaction with the hormone leptin, which is sometimes called the anorectic hormone for its hunger-curbing activity.
Ghrelin also counteracts the anorectic effect of leptin in the CNS and has effects on glucose metabolism and insulin release (10,11), gastric acid secretion and motility (12), fasting and fed motility (13), cardiovascular actions (14,15), and food intake and control of energy balance (16,17).
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