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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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bu•lim•i•a(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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