Pronunciation: (byOO-lim'ē-u, -lē'mē-u, bOO-, bu-), [key]
1. Also called hyperphagia. Pathol.abnormally voracious appetite or unnaturally constant hunger.
2. Also called binge-purge syndrome, bulim'ia ner•vo'sa Pronunciation: (nûr-vō'su). [key] Psychiatry.a habitual disturbance in eating behavior mostly affecting young women of normal weight, characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting to avert weight gain. Cf. anorexia nervosa. Also,boulimia.
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