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Bulimia

  • By: Lareina Nadine La Flair
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Bulimia nervosa is a complex eating disorder characterized by episodes of eating large quantities of food (bingeing) and then engaging in purging or other methods to compensate for the binge eating. The term bulimia is derived from Greek to mean “ox ...

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