Defensive vomiting is a symptom of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in which a person who has drastically over-eaten (generally in reaction to previous extreme dieting) vomits as a reaction to an excess of food which the body is not prepared to handle. It is often seen in children, shortly after holidays such as Halloween and Easter.
- Medulla oblongata, the brain structure that controls vomiting in humans.
- "Scary Scavengers" By Sheryl Smith-Rodgers Defensive vomiting by vultures, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, October 2005
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