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In medicine, polyphagia (sometimes known as hyperphagia) is a medical sign meaning excessive hunger and abnormally large intake of solids by mouth. Disorders such as diabetes, Kleine-Levin Syndrome (a malfunction in the hypothalamus), the genetic disorders Prader-Willi Syndrome and Bardet Biedl Syndrome can cause hyperphagia (compulsive hunger). It is associated with excessive hunger or increased appetite. It derives from the Greek words πολύς (polys) which means "very much", and φαγῶ (phago) meaning "eat".
Causes of increased appetite include:
- Certain drugs
- Diabetes mellitus
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Prader-Willi syndrome
- Graves' disease
Diabetic ketoacidosis Edit
- Eating disorder
- Kleine Levin syndrome
- Prada-Willi Syndrome
- Somatoform disorders
- Ventromedial hypothalamic syndrome
- ↑ OMIM::Prader-WilliOMIM::Bardet-Biedl
- ↑ Berthoud HR, Lenard NR, Shin AC (2011). Food reward, hyperphagia, and obesity.. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 300 (6): R1266-77.
- ↑ NIH Medline plus
- ↑ Elliott RE, Jane JA, Wisoff JH (2011). Surgical management of craniopharyngiomas in children: meta-analysis and comparison of transcranial and transsphenoidal approaches.. Neurosurgery 69 (3): 630–43; discussion 643.
- ↑ Masuzaki H, Tanaka T, Ebihara K, Hosoda K, Nakao K (2009). Hypothalamic melanocortin signaling and leptin resistance--perspective of therapeutic application for obesity-diabetes syndrome.. Peptides 30 (7): 1383–6.
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