Medical Dictionary: Bulimia

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Bulimia: Another name for Bulimia nervosa.
Bulimia (condition): Eating disorder with binging (overeating) and purging (vomiting).

Bulimia: Bulimia nervosa, often simply called bulimia, is an eating disorder. People with bulimia consume large amounts of food and then rid their bodies of the excess calories by purging (self-induce vomiting, misuse of laxatives or diuretics) or by non-purging (excessive exercise, fasting) behaviors. Some bulimics use a combination of purging and non-purging behaviors. The cycle of overeating and purging can quickly become an addictive behavior. Often, the individual will feel a loss of control during over eating and the purging/nonpurging behavior becomes a way of regaining control. 1

More information on medical condition: Bulimia nervosa:

1. excerpt from Bulimia Nervosa: NWHIC

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