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Polyphagia



Name of Symptom/Sign:
Polyphagia
Classifications and external resources
ICD-10 R63.2
ICD-9 783.6
In biology, "polyphagia" is a type of phagy, referring to an animal that feeds on many kinds of food.

Polyphagia is a compound word which literally means "eating too much" It derives from the greek words πολύ (poli) which means "very much", and φαΐ (fai) which means "food".

Additional recommended knowledge

In medicine, polyphagia (sometimes known as hyperphagia) is a medical sign meaning excessive hunger and abnormally large (poly-) intake of solids by mouth.

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