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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.
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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.
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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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Several theories about the origins of pica have been proposed, but none truly are explanatory or satisfactory.
The most common variations reported in the literature are agenesis of AICA or PICA, AICA originating from PICA, PICA originating from internal carotid artery, persistence of a primitive communicating vessel (presegmental artery) between anterior and posterior circulation, and PICA originating from posterior meningeal artery [3].
Pica in pregnancy: new ideas about an old condition.
Pregnant women can also experience pica in the form of unusual cravings.
pica individuals were collected, finding the least quantity (148) in El Aguacate and the most (270) in La Diana.
All the pica affected animals from treatment groups which were positive for endoparasitic infestation were invariably dewormed with Albendazole @ 10 mg/Kg body weight orally before undertaking treatment.
Pica is a severe eating disorder that is often caused by deficiency of zinc, iron or other trace elements.
Several examples of pica include amylophagia (the consumption of starch), coprophagia (feces), geophagia (soil, clay, or chalk), hyalophagia (glass), pagophagia (pathological consumption of ice), trichophagia (hair or wool), urophagia (urine) and xylophagia (wood).
CARACAS, Monday, July 22, 2019 (WAFA) -- Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki and his Bolivian counterpart Diego Pary RodrE[degrees]guez signed an agreement on development cooperation between the Ministry, represented by the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) and the Ministry of Development Planning of the State of Bolivia, on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement held in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.