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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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In drawing attention to the coincidences between Tennyson's female characters and Victorian fasters and anorectics it has not been my intention to impose on these fictional figures retrospective clinical diagnoses: such an effort would be both futile and reductive.
While some anorectics may dramatically restrict their food intake, others fall into the equally damaging routine of binging and purging.
Self-suppression of reproduction may be adaptive in conditions of low body fat, bad familial background, or bad mating prospects, but it is obviously maladaptive for the 10% of diagnosed anorectics whose self-imposed starvation endangers their lives.
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Although only about half the anorectics interviewed attributed spirituality to their anorexia or recovery, and not all displayed behaviours that could be suggestive of spirituality, nevertheless Garrett reads spirituality into their meanings and stories.
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Expect more books of wildly varying quality by, for and about anorectics and bulimics, since the publishing industry has found this subject profitable, to judge by the magnitude of Claude-Pierre's promotional tour and by the "substantial six-figure advance" Hyperion paid for Stick Figure, a first-person account by Lori Gottlieb, based on diaries she kept between ages 11 and 13.
However, more importantly, the educator must look for signs that indicate whether this student is just a typical dieter or a potential anorectic.
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.
Due to the cultural pressures for girls to be thin, professionals and parents are alert to the potential for risky dietary behavior; however, many male anorectics remain unnoticed.
By themselves the anorectics don't cause weight loss--they just make it easier to stick to a diet.
Many differences in symptoms are apparent between anorectics and bulimics.