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Definition of the noun Aerophagy

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  1. [medicine] the swallowing of air, especially in hysteria.

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Google previewThe Quarterly Journal of Medicine (1922)

by Sir William Osler

aerophagy is a more probable explanation of the gastric flatulence than the fermentation of which patients often speak.

Google previewInternational Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics (1907)

by Edward Swift Dunster, James Bradbridge Hunter, Frank Pierce Foster, Charles Euchariste de Medicis Sajous, Gregory Stragnell, Henry J. Klaunberg, Félix Martí-Ibáñez

especially those of nervous eructation, and aerophagy is a frequent accompaniment of dyspepsia in neurasthenic or hysterical subjects. Aero1907. Wnouz N o. 1479. phagy may be observed by the ...

Google previewGut Reactions (2013)

Understanding Symptoms of the Digestive Tract by W. Grant Thompson

Aerophagy is a modest contributor to colon gas as well. Air introduced into the stomach during gastroscopic examination often reappears per rectum within 20 minutes.

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

The swallowing of air, aerophagy. Higastut, argfrut, BaT fair: THT Aerophagy. See Aerophagia. Aerophil(e). Air-loving. argriff, an aerobic organism. HTTRéft; #TETSīrāt Aerophilic.

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

aerophagia (aerophagy) n. the swallowing of air. This may be done voluntarily to stimulate belching, accidentally during rapid eating or drinking, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2008)

by Elizabeth Martin, Tanya McFerran

aerophagy [air-oftiaji] n. the swallowing of air. Voluntary aerophagy is used to permit oesophageal speech after surgical removal of the larynx ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

aerophagia (aerophagy) n. the swallowing of air. This may be done voluntarily to stimulate belching, accidentally during rapid eating or drinking, ...

Google previewA Pocket Medical Dictionary (1911)

Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the Principal Words Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences ... by George Milbry Gould

Aerophagy, a-er-o ff'-aj-e.

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2016)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

aerophagy (air rofajee) the excessive swallowing of air. aerosol ( air⋅rəˌsol) finely divided particles or droplets. A. sprays used in medicine to humidify air or oxygen, ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

Aerophagy (a-er-o/'-a-je) [ar/p, air; fayeiv, to eat].

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

Also called aerophagy. aerophil (air' -6-fil): An organism that requires air or oxygen for growth and life. Also said of an individual who loves to be in the open air. aerophobia (air' -o-f6' - bi-a): 1.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (2013)

The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being by Julia Lawless

Aerophagy: swallowing of air. Allergy: hypersensitivity caused by a foreign substance, small doses of which produce a violent bodily reaction. Alliaceous: garlic or onionlike. Alopecia: baldness, loss of hair. Alterative: corrects disordered bodily ...

Google previewDictionary of Medicine (2014)

by P.H. Collin

which produces gas aerophagy or aerophagla noun habit of swallowing air when suffering from indigestion, ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

aerophagia, aerophagy n excessive ...

Google previewDictionary of Veterinary Nursing (2016)

by Sue Guthrie, Denis Richard Lane, Sian Griffith

eructation Belching, regurgitation of free gas from the stomach; see also AEROPHAGY. erysipelas Skin disease caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; characterized by the acute appearance of inflamed, reddened patches; can also cause ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

and discomfort; also called aerophagy. afebrile (a-féb'reI, a-fé'breI) ADJ. having no fever. affect (a'-fékt) N. 1. emotional reactions associated with an experience. 2. in psychiatry, emotional tone behind an expressed emotion or behavior (e.g., ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Causes include aerophagy (the swallowing of air), IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) and, uncommonly and usually associated with vomiting and absolute constipation, obstruction of the intestines. Treatment is of the underlying condition.

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Video shows what aerophagy means. the swallowing of air, especially in hysteria.. aerophagy synonyms: aerophagia. Aerophagy Meaning. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of A1E1R1O1P3H4A1G2Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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