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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

anorexic

(ăn′ə-rĕk′sĭk)
adj.
1. Relating to or affected with anorexia nervosa.
2. Anorectic.

an′o·rex′ic n.

anorexic

See anorectic.

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.

anorexic

adjective Lacking a normal appetite. See Anorexia nervosa. Cf Anorectic.

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.

anorexic

anorectic.
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One characteristic of anorectics prior to and during the disorder is that they are achievement oriented.
Through the illness, many anorectics are retreating from the pressure to establish a male sexual identity.
Some mothers of anorectics are considered to be controlling and overly protective.
Some anorectics feel that they have lived under the control of other people, and that dieting is a way of gaining control.
Clinicians report that the prognosis is even poorer for male anorectics.
The anorectic suffers from a body image disturbance; he cannot recognize that he is too thin or when the disorder progresses, that he is emaciated.
The anorectic requires a comprehensive treatment strategy that usually involves the services of a team of professionals: physician, psychologist or psychiatrist, dietician, and social worker.
Susan Bordo writes that anorectics and all of us feel pressured to achieve a "dictation to nature of one's own chosen design for the body.