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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

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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Cons: Zyban has been linked to seizures and is not suitable for high risk patients such as epileptics, diabetics on glucose-lowering drugs or insulin and people using anoretic (appetite suppressing) drugs.