anorexia nervosa

(a-nuh-REK-see-uh ner-VOH-suh)

An eating disorder marked by an intense fear of gaining weight, a refusal to maintain a healthy weight, and a distorted body image. People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal loss of appetite for food, try to avoid eating, and eat as little as possible.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "anorexia nervosa"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "anorexia nerviosa"

Trastorno de la alimentaciĆ³n caracterizado por un temor intenso de aumentar de peso, un rechazo a mantener un peso normal y una imagen del cuerpo distorsionada. Las personas con anorexia nerviosa tienen una pĆ©rdida anormal del apetito por los alimentos, tratan de evitar comer y comen lo menos posible.