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The swallowing of excess air, resulting in abdominal bloating and belching.
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(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"
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, aerophagy
n. aerofagia, tragar aire en exceso.
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The second category in the Rome classification are the belching disorders, which comprises aerophagia (troublesome repetitive belching with observed excessive air swallowing) and unspecified belching (no evidence of excessive air swallowing).
Some of the non-life threatening causes of abdominal pain in children are -- constipation, food intolerance or food allergies, heart burn/acid reflux, food poisoning, air swallowing in small babies, and a lot more.