air swallowing

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air swallowing

the intake of air into the digestive system, usually involuntarily, during eating, drinking, or chewing of gum. Air swallowing may also be an effect of anxious behavior. The problem occurs commonly in infants as a result of faulty feeding methods.

air swallowing

The excessive swallowing of air, which is usually an unconscious act that occurs during normal eating or drinking or is associated with other conditions.
Aetiology Anxiety, rapid eating or drinking of one’s food, chewing gum, smoking, or poorly fitted dentures. 
Clinical findings Abdominal bloating, belching, flatulence.

air swallowing

Voluntary or involuntary swallowing of air. It occurs involuntarily in infants as a result of improper feeding. Adults may swallow air during eating or drinking.
See also: swallowing
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