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[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Despite that historically we own to Richard Morton (1689) the term nervosa concept, in this paper the true origins of such word, which could be found in Empedocles of Agrigento, and even earlier, in Alcmeon of Crotona, a disciple of Pythagoras. An etymology revision of the word gives more light on fascinating origins of this term, related indefectibely to anorexia and bulimia nervosa.