Definition of deglutition in English:

deglutition

Line breaks: de|glu¦ti¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdiːgluːˈtɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun] technical
  • The action or process of swallowing: the muscles involved in deglutition [count noun]: oesophageal pressure peaks induced by a single deglutition
    More example sentences
    • The process of deglutition begins with the bolus formation in the oral cavity.
    • These are inhibitory reflexes, excited by deglutition, by gastric distension, and by intestinal dilatation.
    • Organic abnormalities of deglutition may be related to initiation of the swallowing reflex in the oropharynx or to propulsion of the food bolus through the esophagus.

Derivatives

deglutitive

adjective
More example sentences
  • Sudden eruption of the deglutitive phase occurs in states of collapse and shock.
  • However incomplete deglutitive relaxation in LES and primary peristaltic waves were detected in several patients with achalasia.
  • The proposed muscle strengthening exercise program is effective in restoring oral feeding in some patients with deglutitive failure.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French déglutition or modern Latin deglutitio(n-), from deglutire 'swallow down'.

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