hyperphagia


hy·per·pha·gia

noun \-ˈfā-j(ē-)ə\

Definition of HYPERPHAGIA

:  abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus
hy·per·phag·ic \-ˈfa-jik\ adjective

Origin of HYPERPHAGIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1941

hy·per·pha·gia

noun \-ˈfā-j(ē-)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPERPHAGIA

: abnormally increased appetite for food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus—compare polyphagia
hy·per·phag·ic \-ˈfaj-ik\ adjective

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