Term: bulimia (or bulimia nervosa)
Literally meaning: “ox starvation”
Origin: Anc Greek
The term was coined as “bulimia nervosa” in 1979 by Gerald Russell. At that time Russel conceptualized bulimia nervosa as an :aftermath of the chronic phase of anorexia nervosa”.
Bulimia is a psychological eating disorder characterized by episodic overeating (binge eating) followed be self-induced vomiting and other measures in order to prevent weight gain.