Aerophagia (var. aerophagy) is a condition that occurs when a person swallows too much air, which goes to the stomach. It causes abdominal bloating and frequent belching and may cause pain. ==Causes== Aerophagia is associated with chewing gum, smoking, drinking carbonated drinks, eating too fast, C...
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[n] - swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
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Aerophagia: Swallowing too much air, a common cause of gas in the stomach and belching. Everyone swallows small amounts of air when eating or drinking. However, rapid eating or drinking, chewing gum, smoking, or ill-fitting dentures may cause a significant increase in swallowed air. The word "p...
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The word phage in Greek means to eat. Aerophagia is literally to eat air. Aerophagia is a common cause of gas in the stomach. Everyone swallows small amounts of air when eating or drinking. However, rapid eating or drinking, chewing gum, smoking, or ill-fitting dentures may cause a significant incre...
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noun swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
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(ār″o-fa´jә) excessive swallowing of air, usually an unconscious process associated with anxiety, resulting in abdominal distention or belching; these are often interpreted by the patient as signs of a physical disorder.
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aerophagia, aerophagy 1. Excessive swallowing of air, usually an unconscious process associated with anxiety, resulting in abdominal distention or belching, often interpreted by the patient as signs of a physical disorder. 2. Abnormal spasmodic swallowing of air; especially, as a symptom of hysteri...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ār-ō-fā′jē-ă, -of′ă-jē Definitions: 1. An abnormal swallowing of air as seen in crib biting (so called cribbing) and wind sucking in horses. Synonyms: pneumophagia
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1) Deglutition 2) Drink 3) Swallow
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