binge-purge syndrome

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(byuˈlɪm i ə, -ˈli mi ə, bu-)

1. Also called bulim′ia ner•vo′sa (nɜrˈvoʊ sə) a habitual disturbance in eating behavior characterized by bouts of excessive eating followed by self-induced vomiting, purging with laxatives, strenuous exercise, or fasting.
2. Also called hyperphagia. abnormally voracious appetite or unnaturally constant hunger.
[1590–1600; earlier b(o)ulimy < Greek boulīmía extreme hunger]
bu•lim′ic, adj., n.
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Noun1.binge-purge syndrome - a disorder of eating in which the person alternates between strong craving for food and aversion to food; characterized by excessive eating followed by periods of fasting or self-induced vomiting
eating disorder - a disorder of the normal eating routine
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