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 (ăn′ə-rĕk′tĭk) also an·o·ret·ic (-rĕt′ĭk)
1. Marked by loss of appetite.
2. Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.
3. Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.
1. One who is affected with anorexia nervosa.
2. An anorectic drug.

[From Greek anorektos, without appetite : an-, not; see a-1 + orektos, verbal adj. of oregein, to reach out for; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˌæn əˈrɛk tɪk)

also an•o•ret•ic

(-ˈrɛt ɪk)

1. having no appetite.
2. affected with anorexia nervosa.
3. causing a loss of appetite.
4. a substance, as a drug, causing loss of appetite.
5. an anorexic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anorectic - a person suffering from anorexia nervosaanorectic - a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Adj.1.anorectic - suffering from anorexia nervosaanorectic - suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.anorectic - causing loss of appetite; "an anorectic (or anorexigenic) drug"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
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(ˌanəˈreksiə) noun
(also anorexia nervosa (-neː(r)ˈvousə) ) an abnormal fear of being fat that makes people, especially girls and young women, starve themselves. She suffers from anorexia and refuses to eat.
ˌanoˈrexic, ˌanoˈrectic adjective, noun
suffering from anorexia nervosa; a person who suffers from anorexia. Anorexics can endanger their lives; She looks so thin because she is anorectic.
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Larger doses may produce serious or even life threatening manifestations of toxicity, particularly when given in association with sympathomimetic amines such as those used for their anorectic effects.
The use of tobacco and its association with low body mass index has been attributed mainly to the fact that smoking increases energy expenditure as well as the acute anorectic actions of nicotine [27, 39].
Response of melanocortin-4 receptor-deficient mice to anorectic and orexigenic peptides.
Fear of weight gain seems to be common in both anorectic patients and among half of bariatric surgery patients after surgery (Kinzl, Traweger, Trefalt, & Biebl, 2003).
However, it remained anorectic and was readmitted because regurgitation recurred.
Excluded medications (within the previous 3 months) were anorectic agents, laxatives, [beta]-agonists (other than inhalers), cyproheptadine, anti-depressants, anti-serotoninergics, phenothiazines, barbiturates, oral corticosteroids, and anti-psychotics.
It should be taken into account that though Veronica admits that she manifests anorectic behavior, yet she goes on to explain that she does not have a full-blown eating disorder.
Even though the anorectic body seems to represented a radical negation of the other, it still depends on the other as spectator in order to be read as representative of anything at all" (17).
Nutritional rehabilitation: Practical guidelines for refeeding the anorectic patient.
Anorectic condition in mice after treatment with higher concentrations of LTE can be attributed to the hypo-activity, inability to ambulate and the absence of desire to eat that can alter feeding behavior of mice.
You may be able to talk to his wife about what you observe, but if he is truly anorectic, he'll need a treatment team: his primary-care doctor, a psychologist and a dietician all trained to treat anorexia.
Parents with high expressed emotion or criticism will do better with their anorectic adolescents in separated rather than whole family therapy," Dr.