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orexis

(əˈrɛksɪs)
n
a physical desire or appetite
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Alem dos TA descritos, devido a busca pela alimentacao ideal, surge uma terminologia hoje conhecida como ortorexia nervosa (ON) que e chamada pelo neologismo do grego, orthos que significa correto e orexis que significa apetite, embora tenha sido descrita pela primeira vez por Bratman (1997 apud Pontes, 2012).
The same account is especially pertinent in the case of orexis, where the orekton as the object of desire activates the orektikon into an orexis, and thus motivates the movements of the organism to satisfy that appetite.
Meanwhile, in the real world, Orexis, the company Regans father worked for, is planning a huge release of the technology.
In another study, Sheila Lintott explains that the word "'anorexia' comes from the Creek root 'orexis' which refers to longing, yearning, or appetite, together with the negating prefix 'a'; an anorectic lacks an appetite or suffers from a loss of appetite" (72).
Notiunea isi are originile in limba greaca, orthos insemnand "corect", "drept", iar orexis, "foame", "apetit".
Aristotle describes the human condition as between orexis, "hunger or yearning" and logos, which is better defined, in her view, as the general term "speech" (logical and reasoned internal speech as opposed to the speechless hunger of orexis).
This is orexis, a term derived from the Greek orektos meaning "longed for" or literally "stretched out for" and normally translated as appetite, but which really "embraces three functions: desire, spirit, and wish" (Mathews 60-61).