Last Updated on Feb 10, 2016

Glossary

Binging and purging: Behavior characteristic of the disorder bulimia in which people overeat then rid themselves of the food before it can be absorbed by the body, either by forced vomiting or through the use of laxatives

Laxatives: A drug that stimulates bowel movements

Regurgitation: Backward flow

Obsessive-compulsive disorder: An anxiety disorder that is commonly characterized by the person's obsessive need to perform a particular task or set of tasks

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