anorexia

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anorexia

1. loss of appetite
2. a disorder characterized by fear of becoming fat and refusal of food, leading to debility and even death

anorexia

[‚an·ə′rek·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Loss of appetite.
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I wish to show how the behavioral expression of anorexia athletica is an adaptation formed through the interaction of primary process SEEKING and the self-conscious emotional response to a particular environment's "standards, rules, and goals (SRGs).
The "selfing" mechanism Gooldin describes is central to anorexia athletica as well, but it is mitigated by the fact that the athlete participates in the narrative of "heroic subjectivity" by "overcoming obstacles" in her sport.
Anorexia athletica is a particular form of anorexia.
contextualize these behaviors by defining anorexia athletica as "a state of reduced energy intake and reduced body mass despite high physical performance" (657).
Athletes who have anorexia athletica seek to achieve an unrealistic body size that they consider desirable for purposes of competition.
ANOREXIA athletica, or reverse anorexia nervosa as it is also known, is a problem for many athletes, according to nutrition experts.