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The swallowing of excess air, resulting in abdominal bloating and belching.


(ˌɛərəˈfeɪdʒɪə; -dʒə) or


(Medicine) spasmodic swallowing of air, a habit that can lead to belching and stomach pain
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Noun1.aerophagia - swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)aerophagia - swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
deglutition, swallow, drink - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"


, aerophagy
n. aerofagia, tragar aire en exceso.
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Aerophagia Induced Reflux in Breastfeeding Infants With Ankyloglossia and Shortened Maxillary Labial Frenula (Tongue and Lip Tie).
After bloating and abdominal pain, epigastric pain was the most frequent symptom, being found in 52% of patients, followed with decreasing prevalence by; nausea, aerophagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and aphthous stomatitis.
Aerophagia, gastric, and supragastric belching: a study using intraluminal electrical impedance monitoring.