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aerophagia, aerophagy (s) (noun) (no pl)
Excessive swallowing of air: Aerophagia is usually an unconscious process associated with anxiety, resulting in abdominal distention or belching, often interpreted by the patient as signs of a physical disorder.
Aerophagia can be an abnormal spasmodic swallowing of air, especially as a symptom of hysteria, and is a common cause of flatulence and belching.
Aerophagy can result in the distention of the stomach.
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