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Nasogastric Feeding - process of feeding a specially prepared, highly nutritious and calorific liquid through a tube which is passed up the nose and down into the stomach via the oesophagus.
Orthorexia Nervosa - eating disorder characterised by the compulsion to eat only foods that are healthy.
Osteoporosis - low bone mineral density.
Pica - eating disorder characterised by the obsessive eating, chewing or licking of non-food items.
Psychiatrist - doctor which specialises in mental health.
Psychologist - clinician which specialises in the mind and its activities.
Psychotherapist - treatment which uses various discussion methods.
Purging - self-induced vomiting
Serotonin - a neurotransmitter that helps regulate the appetite, sleep and mood.