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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


anorexia  listen  (a-nuh-REK-see-uh)

  An abnormal loss of the appetite for food. Anorexia can be caused by cancer, AIDS, a mental disorder (i.e., anorexia nervosa), or other diseases.