Mario Blake
Mario Blake voted up Laura Tiller's answer

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where individuals refuse to maintain a healthy body weight, have an intense fear of gaining weight and possess a distorted body image.

Mealtimes for individuals with anorexia nervosa can be quite stressful, and typically these individuals will try and avoid eating in front of others. Food and weight become an … Read more

Mario Blake
Mario Blake voted up
It's a Greek word. The prefix AN means without, the word OREXIS means appetite. Nervosa is Latin, feminine for Nervous. If you ask me, this is sexist, because 6% of anorexics are men. But, that's the word origins, anyway.