trichotillomania


trichotillomania
A compulsion to pull out one's own hair. [tricho- + G. tillo, pull out, + mania, insanity]

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tricho·til·lo·ma·nia -.til-ə-'mā-nē-ə n abnormal desire to pull out one's hair called also hairpulling
tricho·til·lo·man·ic -'man-ik adj

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n.
a pathologically strong impulse that causes a person to persistently rub or pull out his or her hair.

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tricho·til·lo·ma·nia (trik″o-til″o-maґne-ə) [tricho- + Gr. tillein to pull + -mania] [DSM-IV] compulsive pulling out of one's hair, associated with tension or an irresistible urge before pulling and followed by pleasure or relief.

Trichotillomania.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • trichotillomania — 1905, from Fr. trichotillomanie (1889), from tricho , Mod.L. form of Gk. trikho , comb. form of thrix (gen. trikhos) “hair” + Gk. tillesthai “to pull out” + MANIA (Cf. mania) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Trichotillomania — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Trichotillomania ICD10 = ICD10|F|63|3|f|60 ICD9 = ICD9|312.39 eMedicineSubj = derm eMedicineTopic = 433 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|ped|2298 DiseasesDB = 29681 MedlinePlus = 001517 |Trichotillomania (TTM), or trich… …   Wikipedia

  • trichotillomania — noun an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair • Hypernyms: ↑mania, ↑passion, ↑cacoethes * * * /trik euh til euh may nee euh/, n. Psychiatry. a compulsion to pull out one s hair. [1900 05; TRICHO + Gk tíll(ein) to pluck, pull out + O +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trichotillomania — noun Etymology: New Latin, from trich + Greek tillein to pull, pluck + New Latin mania Date: circa 1903 an abnormal desire to pull out one s hair …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trichotillomania — /trik euh til euh may nee euh/, n. Psychiatry. a compulsion to pull out one s hair. [1900 05; TRICHO + Gk tíll(ein) to pluck, pull out + O + MANIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • trichotillomania — noun a medical disorder in which the victim compulsively pulls his/her own hair out …   Wiktionary

  • trichotillomania — neurosis where patient pulls out own hair Manias and Obsessions …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • trichotillomania — n. irresistible desire to pull or pluck out one s own hair; neurosis where patient pulls out his/her own hair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trichotillomania — trich·o·til·lo·ma·nia …   English syllables

  • trichotillomania — n. a pathologically strong impulse that causes a person to persistently rub or pull out his or her hair …   The new mediacal dictionary


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