aerophagia

[n] - swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
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Aerophagia

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 "phage" in Greek means "to eat." Aero
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aerophagia

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 increase in swallowed air. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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aerophagia

noun swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
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aerophagia

(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

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 hysteria. 3. The abnormal spasmodic swallowing of air, a
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aerophagia

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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Aerophagia

Aerophagia (var. aerophagy) is a condition of excessive air swallowing, which goes to the stomach. ==Causes== Aerophagia is associated with chewing gum, smoking, drinking carbonated drinks, eating too fast, CPAP air pressure (if it is too high) and wearing loose dentures. In people with cervical spinal blockages, inhaling can cause air to enter th
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