bulimarexia


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bu·lim·a·rex·i·a

 (bo͝o-lĭm′ə-rĕk′sē-ə, -lē′mə-, bo͞o-, byo͞o-)
n.


bu·lim′a·rex′ic adj. & n.
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bu•lim•i•a

(byuˈlɪm i ə, -ˈli mi ə, bu-)

n.
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.bulimarexia - 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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En este final de la primera sesion nos hallamos en una familia que presenta tres grupos: en uno, el padre y la hija, que antes presentaba una gran cercania en todo sentido y ahora esta distanciado como consecuencia de la tension generada por la culpa incestuosa que se expresa somaticamente en la bulimarexia de la hija --que con ello se protege a su vez de la delegacion en ella de la sexualidad genital de la madre, que ha desplazado sobre la hija la responsabilidad erotica de estar cerca del padre-- y tambien rechaza la obesidad de la madre, buscando diferenciarse del impulso absorbedor de ella.
In the late 1970s, she went public with her "bulimarexia", the binge-and-vomit cycle that nearly ruined her health.
White, "The definition and treatment of bulimarexia in college women--A pilot study," Journal of the American College Health Association 27 (1978): 84-97.