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 (hī′pər-fā′jē-ə, -jə)
Abnormally increased appetite for and consumption of food, thought to be associated with a lesion or injury in the hypothalamus.


(Psychology) psychol compulsive overeating over a prolonged period


(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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However, we have not seen any evidence in the experimental literature indicating DDTs cause hyperphagia or sedentary activity (La Merrill 2014; Howell et al.
Food intake increased significantly in Rattus norvegicus and Mus musculus after re-feeding acclimation (Friedman and Halaas, 1998), which called post-fasting hyperphagia.
18) Kleine-Levin syndrome is a form of recurrent hypersomnia, a less common sleep disorder, characterized by episodes of excessive sleepiness accompanied by hyperphagia and hypersexuality.
Both POMC and LepR deficiency obesity are rare genetic disorders associated with severe, early-onset obesity and unrelenting hyperphagia.
The hyperphagia observed in animals of the cafeteria diet group was induced by offering varied foods with high energy density (Shafat, Murra, Rumsey, 2009).
The guidelines suggest genetic testing for patients who become obese before the age of 5 years, have a family history of extreme obesity, or show clinical signs of genetic obesity syndromes, especially extreme hyperphagia.
The clinical features of the disease include hyperphagia (unrelenting hunger), as well as metabolic, endocrine, cognitive and behavioral complications resulting in significant morbidity and premature death.
Ruminal fermentation and fill change with season in an Arctic grazer: responses to hyperphagia and hypophagia in muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus).
1998), high-fat diets are associated with hyperphagia, which contradicts the findings of the present study, where significant changes were observed, resulting in lower food intake among the rats in the hyperlipidic group.
In leptin-deficient humans and mice, leptin administration effectively reduces hyperphagia and obesity.
The cognitive and behavioral phenotype observed in people with PWS is characterized by frequent episodes of hyperphagia, stealing food, tantrums, lying behavior, mood swings, anxiety, sadness, aggression and auto aggression, stubbornness and repetitive speech, hypersomnia, compulsive behaviors, deficits in cognitive abilities such as attention and executive functions (especially inhibitory control, working memory and self-regulation) and deficits in visuospatial skills [3-7].
In addition, hypothalamus-damaged cockerels appeared hypertrophy of pancreatic B cells, hyperactivity of insulin secretion and hyperphagia (Sonoda, 1983).