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Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa, more commonly known as bulimia, is an eating disorder.

It is a psychological condition in which the subject engages in recurrent binge eating followed by intentionally doing one or more of the following in order to compensate for the intake of the food and prevent weight gain: vomiting, inappropriate use of laxatives, enemas, diuretics or other medication or excessive exercising.

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