anorexia

(redirected from anorectic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to anorectic: anorexigenic

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Endorsing values of rigidity, rumination over choices, regrets over decisions made, and feeling perfection is a goal desired but never obtained, it defined with precision the mindset of a present or past anorectic. Three quarters of women who are or have been anorectic endorsed this factor.
Anorectic actions of prolactin-releasing peptide are mediated by corticotropin-releasing hormone receptors.
According to Bruch (4), the anorectic patient behaviour is addressed to produce and/or maintain a remarkable weight loss associated to a perceptual overestimation of the subject's body weight or shape, as a consequence of body dissatisfaction.
Studies demonstrate that AAS users also self-administer stimulant and anorectic drugs, such as amphetamines and their derivatives, to sustain a fine self-image (5).
In Orbach's words, for the compulsive eater and the anorectic who binges, eating is an assuaging activity "to quiet an upset, to make whole what is empty, to say what cannot be spoken" (44)--a description that foregrounds three fundamental notions to explain the import of anorexia nervosa: wholeness, emptiness and saying.
The CB1R gene deletion upregulates CRH, pointing to a tonic inhibition of the expression of this anorectic mediator by endocannabinoids [2].
In the present study, to further clarify the mechanism underlying the anorectic effects of [alpha]-MSH, we identified glucose-sensing neurons and GD-sensitive neurons in the hypothalamus and the brainstem and examined the changes in their firing rates in response to local administration of aMSH.
However, insulin also acts as an anorectic signal within the central nervous system (CNS); insulin receptors are widely expressed in the brain, particularly in hypothalamic nuclei, such as the ARC, dorsomedial nucleus (DMN), and paraventricular nucleus, which are involved in the control of food intake.
In mice bred to lack serotonin 5-HT2c receptors in proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons, the expected anorectic reaction to serotonergic agents often is reversed, causing a robust increase in hyperphagia and obesity.
Peripheral and central GLP-1 receptor populations mediate the anorectic effects of peripherally administered GLP-1 receptor agonists, liraglutide and exendin-4.
Another metabolite found in the degradation process of levamisole is aminorex; an anorectic substance considered to be an "amphetaminelike" molecule, with effects on the monoamine transporter, favoring the stimulant action of cocaine (9).