bulimia (EN)

GC: n

S: http://www.medicineonline.com/articles/H/2/Hyperorexia/Bulimia.html(external link) (last access: 30 July 2016); http://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/F01-F99/F50-F59/F50-/F50.2(external link) (last access: 30 July 2016).

N: 1. 1976, Modern Latin, from greek boulimia, "ravenous hunger" as a disease, literally "ox-hunger," from bou-, intensive prefix (originally from bous "ox;" see cow (n.)) + limos "hunger," from PIE root leie- "to waste away."
As a psychological disorder, technically bulemia nervosa. Englished bulimy was used from late 14 century in a medical sense of "ravishing hunger."
2. An abnormal and constant craving for food.
3. The term "bulimia" is often used for "bulimia nervosa" an emotional disorder in which eating is followed by deliberate vomiting and purging. This may be a chronic stage of "anorexia nervosa."

S: 1. OED - http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=bulimia(external link) (last access: 15 November 2014). 2. MW - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulimia(external link) (last access: 30 July 2016). 3. TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 15 November 2014).

GV: boulimia

S: TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 15 November 2014)

SYN: hiperorexia, binge eating.

S: TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 15 November 2014)

CR: anorexia, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, fluoxetine (EN).


Search box:
If not found, you will be given a chance to create it. Help     Admin

Switch Language