aerophagia [er΄ə fā′jē ə, er΄əfā′jə]
an abnormal, spasmodic swallowing of air: often a symptom of hysteria

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  • Aerophagia — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|F|45|3|f|40 ICD9 = ICD9|306.4 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D000334 Aerophagia (var. aerophagy) is a condition that occurs when a person… …   Wikipedia

  • aerophagia — aerophagist /air rof euh jist/, n. /air euh fay jeuh, jee euh/, n. Psychiatry. swallowing of air, sometimes due to nervousness or anxiety. [1900 05; AERO + PHAGIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • aerophagia — noun aerophagy …   Wiktionary

  • aerophagia — aero·pha·gia .ar ō fā j(ē )ə, .er also aer·oph·a·gy .a( ə)r äf ə jē, .e( ə)r n, pl gias also gies the swallowing of air esp. in hysteria * * * aero·pha·gia (ār″o faґjə) [aero + phagia] excessive swallowing of air, usually an… …   Medical dictionary

  • aerophagia — n. abnormal gulping of air (sometimes caused by hysteria or gastric problems) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aerophagia — aero·pha·gia …   English syllables

  • aerophagia —   n. neurotic habit of swallowing air …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • aerophagia — noun swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence) • Hypernyms: ↑swallow, ↑drink, ↑deglutition …   Useful english dictionary

  • aerophagia, aerophagy — An abnormal swallowing of air as seen in crib biting and wind sucking. SYN: pneumophagia. [aero + G. phago, to eat] …   Medical dictionary

  • аэрофагия — (aerophagia; аэро + греч. phagein есть, поглощать) заглатывание избыточного количества воздуха с последующим его отрыгиванием; наблюдается при неправильном приеме пищи (напр., при быстрой еде), при некоторых заболеваниях пищеварительного аппарата …   Большой медицинский словарь

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