merycism

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merycism

(ˈmɛrɪˌsɪzəm)
n
(Medicine) a condition in which undigested food is regurgitated

merycism

Pathology. a rare disease in which food is chewed, swallowed, and then returned to the mouth and chewed again.
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Rumination syndrome also was based on Rome III criteria and was considered for those with persistent or recurrent regurgitation of ingested food not preceded by retching with subsequent remastication and swallowing (4).
These diagnoses included cyclic vomiting, rumination syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux, and postsurgical and medication-induced nausea and vomiting.
Diagnoses in 248 patients referred for chronic nausea and vomiting Diagnosis n (%) Chronic vestibular dysfunction 64 (26%) Gastroparesis 28 (11%) Cyclical vomiting syndrome 22 (9%) Rumination syndrome 3 (1%) Gastroesophageal reflux disease 5 (2%) Postsurgical 6 (2%) Medication-induced 3 (1%) Other miscellaneous 41 (17%) Unspecified 76 (31%) Table 3.