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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.
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(Psychology) psychol compulsive overeating over a prolonged period
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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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Both studies met their primary endpoints and all key secondary endpoints, demonstrating a statistically significant and clinically meaningful effect on weight loss and reductions in insatiable hunger, or hyperphagia, in patients with POMC and LEPR deficiency obesities.
Saniona added that based on the positive effects seen in the first part of the study in adult patients with PWS, it remains confident that Tesomet holds the potential to treat debilitating hyperphagia and significantly reduce weight in this severely underserved population.
In the Smiths-Magenis syndrome (SMS), presenting in late childhood/adolescence with hyperphagia and dysmorphism, a point mutation in RAI1, which is a transcription factor involved in craniofacial and neural development, is implicated (10).
The bears are currently in hyperphagia, a period of time when they are constantly eating to fatten themselves up for hibernation, a spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife said.
(12,24) In anorexic patients, hyposalivation may occur during prolonged periods of fasting; in the case of bulimic patients, this decrease is observed due to the rapid swallowing of food during the bouts of hyperphagia. (25)
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Currently, bears are in hyperphagia, which is a period when the animals were constantly eating to fatten themselves up before hibernation, a spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a report.
The company's lead asset, livoletide, is an unacylated ghrelin analogue being developed for the treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterised by hyperphagia, a chronic unrelenting hunger, that leads to obesity, metabolic dysfunction, reduced quality of life and early mortality.
In animal models, it was revealed that maternal obesity adversely impacted the offspring, evident by hyperphagia, adiposity, dyslipidemia, hepatic steatosis, insulin resistance, and hypertension [71-73].
In this model, adult offspring have higher total body fat and visceral fat despite a mild hyperphagia, suggesting that they are hypometabolic.