TITLE

pagophagia

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1566
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "pagophagia" is presented. It originated from the Greek words meaning frost and to eat. It is defined as a form of pica characterized by excessive consumption of ice or ice drinks. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21239185

 

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