adjective see hyperphagia

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  • hyperphagic — ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈfājik adjective Etymology: hyperphagia + ic (I) : relating to or affected with hyperphagia hyperphagic rats …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperphagic — adjective Of or pertaining to hyperphagia …   Wiktionary

  • hyperphagic — adj. bulimic, suffering from bulimia, suffering from a constant desire to eat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperphagic — hy·per·pha·gic …   English syllables

  • hyperphagic animal — an experimental animal in which the cells of the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus have been destroyed, abolishing its awareness of the point at which it should stop eating; excessive eating and savageness characterize such an animal …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperphagia — hyperphagic /huy peuhr faj ik, fay jik/, adj. /huy peuhr fay jee euh, jeuh/, n. Pathol., Psychiatry. bulimia. [1940 45; HYPER + PHAGIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperphagia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1941 abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus • hyperphagic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • UCP3 — Uncoupling protein 3 (mitochondrial, proton carrier), also known as UCP3, is a human gene.cite journal | author = Vidal Puig A, Solanes G, Grujic D, Flier JS, Lowell BB | title = UCP3: an uncoupling protein homologue expressed preferentially and… …   Wikipedia

  • hyperphagia — Gluttony; overeating. [hyper + G. phagein, to eat] * * * hy·per·pha·gia fā j(ē )ə n abnormally increased appetite for food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus compare POLYPHAGIA hy·per·phag·ic faj ik adj * * * hy·per·pha·gia… …   Medical dictionary

  • fa/fa rat — a rat homozygous for the fa gene; such rats are genetically obese, hyperphagic, and hyperinsulinemic, with normal intravenous but abnormal oral glucose tolerance. Used as an experimental model of insulin resistance associated with glucose… …   Medical dictionary

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