Definition of aerophagy in English:
noun[mass noun] Medicine
The swallowing of air.
- These patients have aerophagy, and repeated swallowing of air may be obvious during the consultation.
- As a result, the belly swells up like a hot-air balloon, and this condition is called as aerophagy.
- Intestinal gas can be reduced by reducing aerophagy and paying more attention to diet i.e. avoiding such foodstuffs as beans, if they do cause trouble.
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