hyperphagia


hyperphagia
Gluttony; overeating. [hyper- + G. phagein, to eat]

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hy·per·pha·gia -'fā-j(ē-)ə n abnormally increased appetite for food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus compare POLYPHAGIA
hy·per·phag·ic -'faj-ik adj

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hy·per·pha·gia (hi″pər-faґjə) polyphagia. hyperphagic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hyperphagia — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈfāj(ē)ə noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from hyper + phagia : abnormally increased desire for food frequently resulting from injury to the hypothalamus compare polyphagia * * * hyperphagic /huy peuhr faj ik, fay jik/, adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperphagia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1941 abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus • hyperphagic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyperphagia — hyperphagic /huy peuhr faj ik, fay jik/, adj. /huy peuhr fay jee euh, jeuh/, n. Pathol., Psychiatry. bulimia. [1940 45; HYPER + PHAGIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperphagia — noun An abnormal appetite for food …   Wiktionary

  • hyperphagia — eating too much Feeding and Eating …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hyperphagia — n. bulimia, abnormally large appetite, constant hunger …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperphagia — hy·per·pha·gia …   English syllables

  • hyperphagia — n. pathological overeating due to a loss of the normal regulatory processes …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hyperphagia — hy•per•pha•gi•a [[t]ˌhaɪ pərˈfeɪ dʒi ə, dʒə[/t]] n. pat psi bulimia 2) • Etymology: 1940–45 hy per•phag′ic ˈfædʒ ɪk, ˈfeɪ dʒɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • hyperphagia — /haɪpəˈfeɪdʒiə/ (say huypuh fayjeeuh) noun Medicine → polyphagia (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary