Terri Shiavo went into cardic arrest because she was bulimic. Now she is a vegetable. If you know any of your friends that are bulimic talk to them about it. It is just like they are on drugs and they need help. One entry found for bulimia. Main Entry: bu·lim·ia Pronunciation: bü-'lE-mE-&, byü-, -'li- Function: noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek boulimia great hunger, from bou-, augmentative prefix (from bous head of cattle) + limos hunger -- more at COW 1 : an abnormal and constant craving for food 2 : a serious eating disorder that occurs chiefly in females, is characterized by compulsive overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative or diuretic abuse, and is often accompanied by guilt and depression - bu·lim·ic /-'lE-mik, -'li-/ adjective or noun I know that there are a number of teenage girls that are probably dealing with some type of eating disorder. I encourage you to talk to someone about it - before it is too late.