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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.
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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]
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pagophagia

(păg′ə-fā′jə)
n.
A craving to eat ice, often associated with anemia resulting from iron deficiency.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Pagophagia

The compulsive eating of ice.
Mentioned in: Pica
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This year, Dakota Dental encourages eliminating the bad habits of treating teeth like tools, chewing ice, and biting inedible objects.
Although the one category of ice eating has been changed in the DSM-5 as written above (Hartmann et al., 2012), craving and chewing ice (pagophagia) is often associated with iron deficiency anemia (American Pregnancy Association, 2011).
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