eating disorder(redirected from Causes and mechanisms leading to eating disorders)
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Any of various psychiatric disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior.
any of various disorders, as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, characterized by severe disturbances in eating habits.
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|Noun||1.||eating disorder - a disorder of the normal eating routine|
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
anorexia - a prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite
pica - an eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently
binge-purge syndrome, binge-vomit syndrome, bulima nervosa, bulimarexia - a disorder of eating in which the person alternates between strong craving for food and aversion to food; characterized by excessive eating followed by periods of fasting or self-induced vomiting