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Definition of the noun aerophagia

What does aerophagia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aerophagias

  1. swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)

Alternative definition of the noun aerophagia


  1. See aerophagy.

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Google previewProgressive Medicine (1904)

AErophagia is the swallowing of atmospheric air. It can be either voluntary or involuntary. Involuntary aerophagia, according to Mathieu, is an extremely common condition. It explains the great flatulence that often occurs in individuals whose ...

Google previewGolden Rules of Dietetics (1908)

General Principles and Empiric Knowledge of Human Nutrition; Analytic Tables of Foodstuffs; Diet Lists and Rules for Infant Feeding and for Feeding in Various Diseases by A. L. Benedict

Genuine aerophagia is an exaggerated hiccough, with drawing of air into the oesophagus — probably rarely or never into the stomach — and its alternate expulsion. The term is not, therefore, literally correct. It is practically always a pure ...

Google previewGerontological Nursing (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Aerophagia 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. Aerophagia is associated with chewing gum, smoking, drinking ...

Google previewDietotherapy (1918)

by William Edward Fitch

Genuine aerophagia is an exaggerated condition of hiccough with the drawing of large quantities of air into the esophagus. It is more often a neurotic manifestation of hysteria, and while it may be associated with gas in the stomach it more ...

Google previewPsychology in the Bathroom (2012)

by N. Haslam

Aerophagia is a troublesomesymptom that is often accompanied by frequent belching, abdominalpain and distension, andsubjective bloating. Ithas beenlinked toawide variety of psychological conditions.Itis commonlyobserved among people ...

Google previewMedical Council (1911)

from whose convincing paper we abstract these salieni points : Aerophagia is a neurosis associated with loss of tone in the muscular walls of the stomach, so that the organ is easily inflated by air swallowed with food or between ...

Google previewLes mots-clés de la santé (2003)

classement thématique, exemples d'utilisation, index bilingue by Joëlle Rouanet-Laplace

aerophagie aerophagia / belching / eructation / burping Aerophagia is a common cause of gas in the stomach Belching occurs ...

Google previewKumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine E-Book (2012)

by Parveen Kumar, Michael L Clark

Aerophagia. Aerophagia refers to a repetitive pattern of swallowing or ingesting air and belching. It is usually an unconscious act unrelated to meals. Usually no investigation is required. Explanation that the symptoms are due to swallowed air ...

Google previewThe Journal of the American Medical Association (1910)

Aerophagia is a well-known clinical phenomenon, seen in its most characteristic form in cases of hysteria. 2. It occurs, however, in normal individuals, and is a most common symptom in functional stomach disorders. 3. In such cases its ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

aerophagia Literally, eating air, from the Greek words aer, meaning “air,” and phagein, meaning “to eat.” Aerophagia is a common cause of stomach gas. Everyone swallows small amounts ...

Google previewThe Pennsylvania Medical Journal (1907)

Aerophagia Is the swallowing of atmospheric air. Swallowing of air is extremely common and occurs most often In neurottc individuals. The amount of air swallowed may lie so great as to produce considerable distention of the stomach ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Voluntary aerophagia is used to permit oesophageal speech after surgical removal of the larynx (usually for cancer).

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Voluntary aerophagia is used to permit oesophageal speech after surgical removal of the larynx (usually for cancer).

Google previewDictionary of Mental Handicap (2002)

by Mary P. Lindsey

Aerophagia Wales. Manchester: National Association ofTeachers for the Mentally Handicapped, Hester Adrian Research Centre, University of Manchester. An Ordinary Working Life—Vocational services for people with mental handicap ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

Voluntary aerophagia is used to permit esophageal speech after surgical removal of the larynx (usually for cancer) aerosol n. a suspension of extremely small liquid or solid particles (about 0.001 mm diameter) in the air. Drugs in aerosol form ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

AEROPHAGIA, fi'§r-6-fii'jI-a, Air swallowing. A habit associated with gastric affections of the neurotic type, with lack of tonicity of the stomach walls. It is a common symptom of hysteria. No specific treatment is required ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Essential Oils: The complete guide to the use of aromatic oils in aromatherapy, herbalism, health and well-being. (Text Only) (2012)

by Julia Lawless

Carminatives and stomachics for flatulent dyspepsia, aerophagia, nausea, etc; for example, angelica, basil, fennel, chamomile, peppermint, mandarin. Cholagogues for increasing the flow of bile and stimulating the gall bladder; for example, ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2004)

by Robert Jean Campbell

aerophagia aerophagia ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

with which each fast ought to be observed (whether by abstinence from flesh merely, abstinentia, or by abstinence from lacticinia, aerophagia, or by literal jejunium), and as to the penalties by which the laws of fasting ought to be enforced.

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

AEROPHAGIA 28 AFFERENT aerophagia, aerophagy (a-er-o-fa'-je-ah, a-er-of- a -je) ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1916 |8th ed. 1916 printing (1919)

aerophagy, aerophagia ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Supplement (1910)

by William Dwight Whitney

aerophagia (a'e-ro-fa'ji- ii), n.

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