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Anorexia Nervosa - Glossary

Written by Dr. Vivekanand, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Reeja Tharu, M.Phil.,Ph.D on Feb 14, 2016
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Glossary

Anxiety: An undesirable emotional state associated with psychological and physiological changes in response to mental conflicts.

Physiological: Having to do with the functions of the body. When used in the phrase "physiologic age," it refers to an age assigned by general health, as opposed to calendar age.
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Obese: Obesity occurs when a person has too much body fat. Obesity is not the same as being overweight; a person is considered obese when they weigh 20% or more of the maximum desirable weight for their height.

Vomiting: The ejection of contents of the stomach through the mouth; or, the material itself.

Laxative: A drug that stimulates bowel movements.

Binge eating: A Condition that involves eating a large amount of food within a short period of time. Seen commonly in bulimia nervosa.

Amenorrhea: Absence of menstruation.

Scalp: Skin over the head on which the hair grows.

Infertility:The inability to produce children.

Dehydration: The condition of excessive loss of fluids from the body, frequently caused by diarrhoea.

Hormonal: Effects particularly caused by hormones.

Constipation: Restricted bowel movements

Bradycardia: A slow heart rate, usually defined as less than 60 beats per minute.

Hypothermia: A life-threatening emergency due to low body temperature causing rapid deterioration of the person's mental and physical state.
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Depression: Mental state of low mood commonly associated with feelings of sadness, emptiness, despair or loss of interest in life or worldly matters.

Obsessive-compulsive: An anxiety disorder that is commonly characterized by the person's obsessive need to perform a particular task or set of tasks.

Psychotherapy: The therapy that involves the patient talking about their mental and emotional disorders to a psychiatrist, psychologist or licensed counsellor for treatment.

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Why teens are more prone to this condition?

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