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(1) In man, excessive consumption of food. In a healthy person, polyphagia may be caused by increased requirements for energy and protein after strenuous physical work, infection, or a lengthy period of undernourishment. It may also be caused by such diseases as diabetes mellitus and diffuse toxic goiter. In addition, the condition may result from false hunger, caused by inadequate stimulation of the part of the hypothalamus regulating food intake, as with, for example, neuroses or dementia. Polyphagia sometimes intensifies into bulimia.

(2) In animals, the ability to be nourished by various plant and animal fodders. In this sense, polyphagia is the opposite of oligo-phagy.

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This growth reflects our discerning clientele's increased appetite for individuality and exclusivity as seen through exceptional sales of the Wraith, as it also reaffirms our commitment to providing only the highest level of individual service.
underlines Rolls-Royce's position as the leader of luxury vehicles and reflects the increased appetite for individuality and exclusivity in the car segment," AGMC general manager Osman Abdelmoneim said.
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