Swallowing

Swallowing, sometimes called deglutition in scientific contexts, is the process in the human or animal body that makes something pass from the mouth, to the pharynx, and into the esophagus, while shutting the epiglottis. Swallowing is an important part of eating and drinking. If the process fails and the material (such as food, drink, or medicine)...
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Swallowing

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swallowing

(swahl┬┤o-ing) the taking in of a substance through the mouth and pharynx into the esophagus, a combination of a voluntary act and a series of reflex actions. Once begun, the process operates automatically. Called also deglutition.
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swallowing

the act of passing food from the mouth, by way of the pharynx (or throat) and esophagus, to the stomach. Three stages are involved in swallowing food.[7 related articles]
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