A disease in which there is a perpetual and insatiable appetite for food; a diseased and voracious appetite.
a disordered eating habit characterized by occasional episodes of excessive eating, followed by self-induced vomiting or abuse of laxatives, to avoid gaining weight; it is often accompanied by feelings of guilt; -- called also bulimia nervosa and binge-purge syndrome. It is observed mainly in young women of normal weight.
An eating disorder distinguished from anorexia by binge eating followed by purging in some manner.
See Bulimia Nervosa.
excessive appetite caused by binge-purge syndrome in which deliberate overeating is followed by self-induced vomiting, laxative use, excessive exercise or starvation.
a disorder in which a person eats large amounts of food then forces vomiting or uses laxatives to prevent weight gain (called binging and purging)
a kind of eating disorder with binge eating followed by guilt and often by self-induced vomiting or diarrhea.
An eating disorder characterized by repeated binge-and-purge bouts. In contrast to anorexics, bulimics tend to be of roughly normal weight. See also anorexia nervosa.
an eating disorder characterized by gorging on food and then purging through self-induced vomiting cataract -- an eye disease in which the lens becomes opaque, causing partial or total blindness
a disorder characterized by overeating, at least twice a week, followed by purging by self-induced vomiting, strict dieting or fasting, vigorous exercise, or use of laxatives
An eating disorder characterized by voracious eating followed by forced vomiting. The resulting weight loss and malnutrition may cause anovulation.
This is a eating disorder that is characterized by spells of overeating followed by self-induced vomiting and or over use of laxatives. It may occur with anorexia nervosa
An eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by vomiting or use of laxatives. Usually caused by a variety of psychological reasons.
Episodic eating binges or excessive intake of food or fluid. Characteristics are self-induced vomiting and purging following eating.
an eating disorder that, like anorexia nervosa, is psychological in origin. Bulimia or binge eating means eating large amounts of food in short periods of time. After bingeing, the person will make themselves vomit and then often fasts.
An eating disorder characterized by recurrent cycles of binge eating followed by episodes of purging. The individual suffers from persistent overconcern with body image and weight but lacks the body image distortion and degree of weight loss experienced by the person with anorexia nervosa.
a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation
pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)
a well-known condition in which those affected have an obsessive desire to lose weight, which shows up as bouts of extreme overeating followed by fasting or self-induced vomiting or purging
An eating disorder in which a person binges on food and then forces vomiting or abuses laxatives. CA 125: A substance in the blood that may increase at the presence of a (cancerous) tumor.
eating disorder characterized by compulsive overeating and usually followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative or diuretic abuse; often accompanied by guilt and depression.
an insatiable appetite. Extreme food consumption can often be followed by purging.
Chronically causing oneself to vomit, limiting weight gain.
a mental condition where someone eats little, then eats excessively, then forces themselves to vomit (Crave).
Symptoms of bulimia may include chaotic eating, bingeing, vomiting and abuse of laxatives.
a disorder characterised by insatiable craving for food and often resulting in episodes of continuous eating followed by induced vomiting
an eating disorder where you eat a lot and then throw if back up so you don't gain any weight.
An insatiable appetite, often interrupted by periods of anorexia. Bulimia is a psychological disorder that can be accompanied by self-induced vomiting.
An eating disorder characterized by binge eating and then excessive behavior (such as vomiting, laxative or diuretic abuse, or exercising excessively) to rid the body of the food eaten.
(sometimes known as bulimia nervosa) is an eating disorder characterized by repeated bouts of binge eating and a preoccupation with controlling body weight that leads the patient to adopt extreme forms of purging (self-induced vomiting and/or laxative abuse) to mitigate the “fattening” effects of food. Repeated purging is likely to give rise to electrolyte imbalance, physical complications such as epileptic seizures and cardiac arrhythmias and further severe loss of weight. www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Bulimia.htm
Also called bulimia nervosa. An eating disorder characterized by episodes of secretive excessive eating (binge-eating) followed by inappropriate methods of weight control, such as self-induced vomiting (purging), abuse of laxatives and diuretics, or excessive exercise. The insatiable appetite of bulimia is often interrupted by periods of anorexia. See the entire definition of Bulimia
A disorder characterized by compulsive eating binges followed by some effort to counteract the weight gain that would result from these binges--usually vomiting, but often excessive exercising, fasting or use of diet pills, laxatives or diuretics. Over concern with weight and body shape are also symptoms of bulimia. It is often accompanied by depression.
an eating disorder characterized by binge-eating episodes and purging. Literally, "insatiable appetite" followed by purging by forced vomiting or laxatives.
An eating disorder (see 'Anorexia Nervosa') characterized by uncontrolled episodes of overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting
an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by forced purging by means of self-induced vomiting or use of laxatives.
Eating disorder characterized by binge eating, sometimes followed by vomiting or purging
the activity of bingeing on large amounts of food, followed by self-induced vomiting.
an uncontrollable compulsion to eat large amounts of food and then expel it by self-induced vomiting or by taking laxatives
An eating disorder characterized by the uncontrolled consumption of large amounts of food (binging) followed by purging methods such as self-induced vomiting or laxative abuse
An eating disorder characterized by episodes of secretive excessive eating (binge-eating) followed by inappropriate methods of weight control, such as self-induced vomiting (purging), abuse of laxatives and diuretics, or excessive exercise. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - a lung condition that makes it more and more difficult to breathe. Both chronic bronchitis and emphysema are considered part of COPD.
An eating and psychiatric compulsive disorder characterized by episodic binge eating of large volumes of food, followed by purging behavior such as self-induced vomiting, vigorous exercise and laxative or diuretic abuse.
an eating disorder in which the patient eats an extreme amount of food (binges) and then makes herself throw up and/or uses laxatives to purge in order to not gain weight.
A serious eating disorder in which a person may feel out of control where food is concerned. A person will eat large amounts of food and then make themselves vomit to avoid weight gain
an eating disorder characterised by episodes of binge eating followed immediately by self-induced vomiting depression and self-deprecating thoughts.