pagophagia


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pagophagia

 [pag″o-fa´jah]
the habit of eating large amounts of ice, a form of pica sometimes linked to iron deficiency.

pa·go·pha·gi·a

(pā'gō-fā'jē-ă),
Compulsive and repeated ingestion of ice; sometimes associated with iron-deficiency anemia.
[G. pagos, frost, + phagō, to eat]

pagophagia

(păg′ə-fā′jə)
n.
A craving to eat ice, often associated with anemia resulting from iron deficiency.

pagophagia

[pā′gōfā′jē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, pagos, frost, phagein, to eat
an abnormal condition characterized by a craving to eat enormous quantities of ice. It is associated with a lack of the nutrient iron. pagophagic, pagophagous, adj.

pa·go·pha·gi·a

(pāg'ō-fā'jē-ă)
The compulsive eating of ice, often a symptom of iron deficiency.
[G. pagos, frost, + phagō, to eat]

Pagophagia

The compulsive eating of ice.
Mentioned in: Pica
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With each case, pagophagia resolved within two weeks following iron therapy treatment.
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Studies have shown that the prevalence of pica is highest in iron-deficient populations, and that the presence of pagophagia is a particularly strong indicator of iron deficiency anemia.
Pagophagia, a type of eating disorder, is the compulsive consumption of ice.