A culture-bound medieval European syndrome, characterized by the restriction of caloric intake due to piety and religious devotion. Also known as holy anorexia.

ANOREXIA INIRABILIS: "The person was diagnosed with anorexia inirabilis after restricting his or her caloric intake to prove devotion to the church."
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