muscle dysmorphia

muscle dysmorphia

[dis-mawr-fee-uh]
noun
a mental disorder primarily affecting males, characterized by obsessions about a perceived lack of muscularity, leading to compulsive exercising, use of anabolic steroids, etc. Compare body dysmorphic disorder.
Also called bigorexia.
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Main Entry:  muscle dysmorphia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a mental disorder characterized by a normal person's obsession with an imagined defect in physical appearance; also called dysmorphophobia, bigorexia, reverse anorexia
Main Entry:  muscle dysmorphia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See bigorexia
Main Entry:  muscle dysmorphia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See reverse anorexia nervosa
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