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hyperphagia


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Compulsive overeating; another name for bulimia (1), but usually reserved for cases in which it is caused by a lesion in the medial forebrain bundle, the hypothalamus, or some other part of the brain involved in appetite. Compare hyperorexia. [From Greek hyper over + phagein to consume + -ia indicating a condition or quality]

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.


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