deglutition


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de·glu·ti·tion

 (dē′glo͞o-tĭsh′ən)
n.
The act or process of swallowing.

[French déglutition, from déglutir, to swallow, from Latin dēglūtīre : dē-, de- + glūtīre, to gulp.]

de·glu′ti·to′ry (-tĭ-tôr′ē) adj.
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deglutition

(ˌdiːɡlʊˈtɪʃən)
n
(Physiology) the act of swallowing
[C17: from French déglutition, from Late Latin dēglūtīre to swallow down, from de- + glutīre to swallow]
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de•glu•ti•tion

(ˌdi glʊˈtɪʃ ən)

n.
the act or process of swallowing.
[1640–50; < French déglutition < Latin dēglūtī(re) to swallow down (dē- de- + glūtīre to swallow) + French -tion -tion]
de`glu•ti′tious, adj.
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deglutition

the process or act of swallowing.
See also: Bodily Functions
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deglutition - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
aerophagia - swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
gulp, swig, draught, draft - a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"
sip - a small drink
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Translations

de·glu·ti·tion

n. deglución, acto de ingerir.
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References in classic literature ?
To perform successively (and successfully) the functions of mastication, humectation, and deglutition.
In a pause of mastication and deglutition, Lady Tippins, contemplating Mortimer, recalls that it was at our dear Veneerings, and in the presence of a party who are surely all here, that he told them his story of the man from somewhere, which afterwards became so horribly interesting and vulgarly popular.
"They are indeed exquisite," he said; "but as they are necessarily submitted to the process of deglutition -- a function which it is frequently impossible for a fainting person to accomplish -- I prefer my own specific."
Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
(12) This suggests the hyoid horns of gyrfalcons, and perhaps other falconids, are not essential for prehension and deglutition of food.
Dentofacial deformities determine specific myofunctional characteristics peculiar to the type of disproportion, such as alteration in habitual lip and tongue positions, muscular asymmetries, temporomandibular joint dysfunctions, and abnormal mastication, deglutition, speech and respiratory function (4-6).
This swelling moved with deglutition and protrusion of the tongue.
The tongue is an accessory organ of interest useful for deglutition, speech and mastication.
The patient can usually be discharged 3 weeks after surgery, with successful deglutition. With only one visceral anastomosis (usually above the level at which the patient's oral secretions collect), postoperative infection, fistula and stenosis are markedly reduced.
Devoted to the health and wellness of every individual with swallowing difficulty, Belafsky provides not only dysphagia clinicians, but all clinicians of all educational background and training levels, a guide to the esophageal phase of deglutition. He covers esophageal anatomy and physiology, transnasal esophagoscopy, the video-fluoroscopic esophagram, high-resolution esophageal manometry, ambulatory pH and impedance monitoring, esophagitis, upper esophageal sphincter dysfunction, esophageal webs and rings and diverticula, esophageal motility disorders, esophageal stricture, hiatal hernia, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal neoplasia.
It is characterized by degeneration of the ganglion cells of the Auerbach's plexus, [1,2] especially those that produce nitric oxide, which, in turn, affects the relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LOS) during deglutition. [3,4].
[1] The main aim of reconstruction is to restore facial contour (esthetics) and function (mastication, deglutition, and speech).