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hyperphagia

Saltos de línea: hyper|pha¦gia
Pronunciación: /hʌɪpəˈfeɪdʒɪə
 
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Definición de hyperphagia en inglés:

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[mass noun] Medicine
An abnormally great desire for food; excessive eating.
Example sentences
  • Cocaine withdrawal bears a striking similarity to the symptoms of depressive disorders, typically including exhaustion, hypersomnia, hyperphagia, depressed mood, as well as intermittent periods of cocaine craving.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder patients tend to exhibit hyperphagia and carbohydrate cravings, symptoms typical of inadequate brain serotonin.
  • Although hyperphagia is well documented during and prior to migration, it is not known whether it persists until birds reach their breeding grounds.

Origen

1940s: modern Latin, from hyper- + Greek phagia 'eating' (from phagein 'eat').

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