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pa·go·pha·gia (p g -f j ). n. A craving to eat ice, often associated with iron- deficiency anemia.

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Neurological Signs: Geophagia (Geophagy) and Pica (Pagophagia)
pagophagia, a morbid craving for unusual or unsuitable food.
Pagophagia and Iron Deficiency
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Pica, Pagophagia, In Reporting Data
M.: Recent Clinicolaboratory Observations in the Treatment of Acute Gonococcal Urethritis in. Men, JAMA 195:1115-1119 (March 28) 1966.
Pagophagia in the Albino Rat
Abstract. Pagophagia, or ice-eating, is a common symptom ofiron-deficiency controls. Recovery from the anemia eliminates the pagophagia.
A rapid recovery from pagophagia following treatment for iron

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Eating Ice - Summer Time Diversion or Major Symptom
There is actually a name for eating ice - pagophagia. As with having an urge to eat other non-nutritive things, like dirt, clay, and paper, kids who eat ice may have iron deficiency anemia and should see their pediatrician.

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Pagophagia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pagophagia is a form of the disorder pica involving the compulsive consumption of ice or iced drinks.
Craving and chewing ice: A sign of anemia? -
Craving and chewing ice (pagophagia) is often associated with iron deficiency anemia.
Pagophagia | Define Pagophagia at
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Seth's Blog » Blog Archive » Pagophagia and the Umami Hypothesis
Feb 16, 2009 Pagophagia is an eating disorder where you chew a lot of ice. A friend of mine had it.
Pagophagia : American Madness
Feb 1, 2008 Pagophagia is thought to possibly be a form of Pica, an eating disorder that Chewing ice is simply a medical condition called pagophagia.

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