Appetite – decreased

Alternative Names

Loss of appetite; Decreased appetite; Anorexia

Definition of Appetite – decreased

A decreased appetite is when you have a reduced desire to eat. The medical term for a loss of appetite is anorexia.

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/22/2010

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