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irrational fear of eating or of food.
sitophobiaFear of eating due to the unpleasant symptoms (e.g., nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain) that follow eating due to chemotherapy (a feature of chemotherapy-induced anorexia); it may also occur in Crohn’s disease and chronic mesenteric artery insufficiency. Unlike anorexia, there is an appetite, but it is curtailed by the anticipated emesis and nausea.
sitophobiaCibophobia, sitiophobia GI disease Fear of eating due to the unpleasant Sx–eg, N&V and abdominal pain that follow eating, a feature of chemotherapy-induced anorexia; it may occur in Crohn's disease and chronic mesenteric artery insufficiency; unlike anorexia, there is an appetite, but it is curtailed by the anticipated emesis and nausea. See Phobia.
sitophobia(sī″tō-fō′bē-ă) [Gr. sition, sitos, food, + phobos, fear]
Psychoneurotic abhorrence of food, or morbid dread of or repugnance to food, whether generally or only to specific dishes.