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anorexia -- as in: anorexia nervosa
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  • In a week three other waterfront workers and a fisherman at Point Carib were down with something which, even Inchcape Jones acknowledged, was uncomfortably like the description of plague in "Manson’s Tropical Diseases": "a prodromal stage characterized by depression, anorexia, aching of the limbs," then the fever, the vertigo, the haggard features, the bloodshot and sunken eyes, the buboes in the groin.

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  • Prior to Karen Carpenter’s death, few had heard of anorexia.
  • I’m looking at an anorexic," I say.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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