bulimarexia

bulimarexia

[byoo-lim-uh-rek-see-uh, -lee-muh-, boo-, buh-]
noun Psychiatry.
a syndrome in which the symptoms of both bulimia and anorexia nervosa are present, characterized by distorted body image, excessive weight loss, and use of forced vomiting to compensate for periods of binge eating.

Origin:
1975–80; bulim(ia) + (an)orexia, with -o- respelled as -a-

bulimarexic, adjective, noun
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bulimarexia bu·lim·a·rex·i·a (byōō-lĭm'ə-rěk'sē-ə, -lē'mə-, bōō-)
n.
An eating disorder marked by an alternation between abnormal craving for and aversion to food. It is manifested by episodes of excessive food intake followed by periods of fasting and self-induced vomiting or diarrhea. Also called binge-purge syndrome, binge-vomit syndrome.

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