apepsia


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apepsia

(eɪˈpɛpsɪə; əˈpɛpsɪə) or

apepsy

n
a medical condition characterized by ineffective digestion or indigestion
Translations

apepsia

n. apepsia, mala digestión.
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In September 1873, The Medical Times and Gazette published a paper by Charles Lasegue on a particular "[form] of hysteria of the gastric centre" characterized by consistent food refusal, a condition Lasegue labelled "hysterical anorexia." (11) One month later, Sir William Gull delivered a paper to the Clinical Society on a subject he had first raised in 1868: "a form of disease occurring mostly in young women between the ages of fifteen and twenty-three, and characterized by extreme emaciation." (14) Initially identifying this illness as "apepsia hysterica" or "anorexia hysterica," Gull later adopted the now familiar nomenclature "anorexia nervosa" to describe the condition.