hyperphagia

noun hy·per·pha·gia \ ˌhī-pər-ˈfā-j(ē-)ə \

Definition of hyperphagia

: abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus

hyperphagic

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈfa-jik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hyperphagia

New Latin


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hyperphagia

noun hy·per·pha·gia \ -ˈfā-j(ē-)ə \

medical Definition of hyperphagia

: abnormally increased appetite for food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus — compare polyphagia

hyperphagic

play \-ˈfaj-ik\ adjective

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