Also called hyperphagia. Pathology. abnormally voracious appetite or unnaturally constant hunger.
Also called binge-purge syndrome, bulimia nervosa
[nur-voh-suh] /nɜrˈvoʊ sə/ (Show IPA). Psychiatry. a habitual disturbance in eating behavior mostly affecting young women of normal weight, characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting to avert weight gain.
Compare anorexia nervosa.
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pathologically insatiable hunger, esp when caused by a brain lesion
Also called bulimia nervosa. a disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by vomiting: sometimes associated with anxiety about gaining weight
bu·lim’ic adj. & n.
An eating disorder characterized by uncontrolled rapid ingestion of large quantities of food over a short period of time, followed by self-induced vomiting, fasting, and other measures to prevent weight gain. It is most common among young women and teenage girls.
pertaining to, resembling, or affected by bulimia. a person suffering from bulimia. noun adj.
pertaining to, resembling, or affected by bulimia. a person suffering from bulimia. Contemporary Examples Katie Couric on Kate Middleton: She’s Getting Too Thin Tom Sykes September 3, 2012 Historical Examples After the Rain Sam Vaknin adj.
a single-decked ship designed to carry dry cargoes, as grain or coal, in bulk form. noun a ship that carries unpackaged cargo, usually consisting of a single dry commodity, such as coal or grain Also called bulker