n. (context medicine English) rumination syndrome
Usage examples of "merycism".
American Neurological Association Hammond defined merycism as the functions of remastication and rumination in the human subject.
Hammond reported a case of a young man who was the subject of merycism, and whose mental condition was also impaired.
Whether the cure of the merycism in this case was directly due to the operations on the cranium, or the result of the mental improvement, is a question for discussion.
Hammond added that, when acquired, merycism was almost invariably the result of over-eating and loading the esophagus, or the result of fast eating.