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pica

Pathol an abnormal craving to ingest substances such as clay, dirt, or hair, sometimes occurring during pregnancy, in persons with chlorosis, etc.

pica

[′pī·kə]
(graphic arts)
A printer's unit of measurement, 0.166044 inch (approximately ⅙ inch) and equal to 12 points.
(medicine)
Craving for substances not normally used as food; an abnormal appetite; sometimes seen in hysterical patients or during pregnancy.

pica

(1) In word processing, a monospaced font that prints 10 characters per inch.

(2) In typography, about 1/6th of an inch (0.166") or 12 points.
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The major risks of pica in cats are the possibility of a kitty ingesting something that can obstruct the gastrointestinal tract and/or that is toxic.
pica del Caribe colombiano tanto continental como insular, se han reportado tallas promedio de 25.
Before an open dialogue occurs, prenatal providers should be informed about the associated complications with the ingestion of the various nonfood substances that women with pica often consume.
Her first experience with pica was during her first pregnancy at age 15, when she had an impulse to eat soil.
Cases of pica are generally interesting and those manifested evoke certain questions.
Medics see severe pica as a symptom of something else.
pica and the salinity gradient is corroborated when finding the least abundance in El Aguacate station which is located southern, and, therefore, closer to the Atrato and other rivers mouths, and the biggest abundance shown in La Diana and Punta Ruben stations, located northern.
MAGPIE Pica derives from the Latin word for magpie - a bird known for eating almost anything.
Pica syndrome typically resolved within 7-21 days of IV iron administration.
Pica syndrome symptoms typically resolved within 7-21 days of intravenous iron administration.
The present study was carried on 17 clinical cases of pica in buffaloes during June'2009 to May '2010.
Glomski is a professor of pathology and anatomical science at the University of Buffalo and Pica is a professor of biology at the University of Naples, Italy.