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Preferred Term:

bulimia nervosa

Definition:
An eating disorder that is characterized by a cycle of binge eating (bulimia or bingeing) followed by inappropriate acts (purging) to avert weight gain. Purging methods often include self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics, excessive exercise, and fasting.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • binge purge syndrome
  • bulimarexia
  • binge-vomit syndrome
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/74560
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-07-21, last modified 2015-11-16