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Anorexigenic

   Causing anorexia (loss of appetite) as, for example, an anorexigenic drug.

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Anorexia
A condition in which a person doesn’t eat normally. This severe eating disorder is associated with a need for control and severe weight loss, amenorrhea, high cortisol levels, bone loss and the metabolic effects of undernutrition.

Anorexigenic
Causing anorexia (loss of appetite) as, for example, an anorexigenic drug.



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Anorchism
Congenital absence of both testes.

Anorectic
A name frequently used for diet medications that curb appetite.

Anorexia
A condition in which a person doesn’t eat normally. This severe eating disorder is associated with a need for control and severe weight loss, amenorrhea, high cortisol levels, bone loss and the metabolic effects of undernutrition.

Anorexia nervosa
Syndrome in which the primary features include excessive fear of becoming overweight, body image disturbance, significant weight loss, refusal to maintain minimal normal weight, and amenorrhea. This disorder occurs most frequently in adolescent females.

Anorexia, cancer
See: Cancer anorexia.

Anorexic
1. Pertaining to anorexia, lack of appetite. 2. A drug or other agent that causes anorexia and so diminishes the appetite.

Anorgasmia
a hypophilic condition or syndrome, variable in etiology, of being unable to attain orgasm with normally conducive modes of stimulation; failure to attain a sexual climax or orgasm during the acceptive phase of an erotic/sexual episode. It is also known, in men, as ejaculatory delay or incompetence. In women it is confused with frigidity, a term obsolete, imprecise, unscientific, and laden with opprobrium.

Anorgasmy
"Or anorgasmia. Failure of a male or female to achieve an orgasm (climax) during sexual intercourse. Anorgasmia is characterized by psychologists as a ""psychosexual dysfunction,"" a sexual maladjustment that is psychological or emotional in origin. Anorgasmia can result from a variety of problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, worry, guilt, fear of painful intercourse, fear of pregnancy, the undesirability of a partner, the undesirability of a setting, and use of alcohol or drugs. In women this problem is also referred to as ""frigidity,"" or female orgasmic dysfunction."



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Anonymous reporting
In public health, anonymous reporting permits the acquisition of certain data such as the proportion of persons with a positive test or with a disease.

Anonymous testing
Testing in which no name is used - there is total anonymity - to identify the person tested. For example, the State of Florida requires that each county have a site for anonymous HIV testing.

Anophthalmia
Absence of the eye, as a result of a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the globe. Anophthalmia refers, strictly speaking, to absence of the globe and ocular tissue from the orbit. However, in most cases of anophthalmia, CT scans show some remnants of the globe, indicating they represent severe microphthalmia (small eyes).

Anorexia, cancer
See: Cancer anorexia.

Anorexic
1. Pertaining to anorexia, lack of appetite. 2. A drug or other agent that causes anorexia and so diminishes the appetite.

Anorexigenic

Anorgasmy
"Or anorgasmia. Failure of a male or female to achieve an orgasm (climax) during sexual intercourse. Anorgasmia is characterized by psychologists as a ""psychosexual dysfunction,"" a sexual maladjustment that is psychological or emotional in origin. Anorgasmia can result from a variety of problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, worry, guilt, fear of painful intercourse, fear of pregnancy, the undesirability of a partner, the undesirability of a setting, and use of alcohol or drugs. In women this problem is also referred to as ""frigidity,"" or female orgasmic dysfunction."

Anotia
"No ear. The term ""anotia"" usually refers to congenital (from birth) absence of the external ear, the auricle, the visible part of the ear."

Anovular
Not accompanied by ovulation, the release of an ovum (egg) from the ovary. Synonymous with anovulatory.

Anovular menstruation
Menstruation without ovulation. The egg stays within the ovary and usually disintegrates but sometimes it is fertilized, resulting in a life-threatening pregnancy within the ovary.

Anoxia
1. Strictly speaking, the absence of oxygen. 2. The near absence of oxygen. 3. Sometimes used loosely as a synonym for hypoxia.

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