binge eating disorder

noun

Medical Definition of binge eating disorder

: an eating disorder characterized by recurring episodes of binge eating accompanied by a sense of lack of control and often negative feelings about oneself but without intervening periods of compensatory behavior (as self-induced vomiting, purging by laxatives, fasting, or prolonged exercise) abbreviation BED

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“Binge eating disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/binge%20eating%20disorder. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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