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swal·low

(swol'ō),
To pass anything through the fauces, pharynx, and esophagus into the stomach; to perform deglutition.
[A.S. swelgan]

swallow

(swŏl′ō)
v. swal·lowed, swal·lowing, swal·lows
v.tr.
To cause (food or drink, for example) to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach.
v.intr.
To perform the act of swallowing.
n.
1. The act of swallowing.
2. An amount swallowed.

swal′low·er n.

swal·low

(swahl'ō)
To pass anything through the fauces, pharynx, and esophagus into the stomach; to perform deglutition.
[A.S. swelgan]

swal·low

(swahl'ō)
To pass anything through fauces, pharynx, and esophagus into the stomach; to perform deglutition.
[A.S. swelgan]

swallow

1. the amount of ingesta that can be swallowed at one time.
2. to perform the act of swallowing.

barium swallow
see barium swallow.

Patient discussion about swallow

Q. Is it dangerous to swallow a bubble gum? My 4 year old child always swallows his chewing gum and I am worried that it can harm him

A. what about when your 45 yrs old and still swallowing gum? we had a debate with my older sister about this.

Q. Why is it hard to swallow when you have a sore throat? I was sick last week. I had a sore throat pain in my neck and fever. the most annoying symptom that i had was pain during sallowing. what is the source of that pain, and what can I do to ease it next time?

A. When you have an inflammation in your body, the sick area hurts when its palpated. when your neck is inflamed, you have a pain in the neck. when the inside part of the neck is inflamed you have tonsillitis.
When you eat something, it touches your inside of the neck, and if it's inflamed it will be painful.
The good news is that you can treat this pain in the same way you treat other inflammatory pain - hot (NOT boiling) tea.

Q. mouth ulcer and difficulty to swallow, below right side of inner tongue guggle salt water and vinigar dose'nt help

A. how big is it? mouth ulcers has a reason why they happen. sometimes a broken tooth, biting a sharp metal, a prosthetic that doesn't sit well..that sort of things. but sometimes it is caused by other stuff. any way, oral hygiene may relieve some of the symptoms. Topical (rubbed on) antihistamines, antacids, corticosteroids, or other soothing preparations may be recommended for applying on top of the ulcer. Avoid hot or spicy foods.

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References in classic literature ?
said the Swallow, who liked to come to the point at once, and the Reed made him a low bow.
His face was so beautiful in the moonlight that the little Swallow was filled with pity.
Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow, will you not bring her the ruby out of my sword-hilt?
Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow," said the Prince, "will you not stay with me for one night, and be my messenger?
But the Happy Prince looked so sad that the little Swallow was sorry.
Some folks can swallow anything," said Aunt Em, "but to me this seems too much like taking medicine.
Well, the wish came true, and he didn't swallow one of them.
And as your wish, being granted, proves you did not swallow the pill, it is also plain that you suffered no pain.
And the very first thing I'm going to do is to ask you to swallow these little white pills for me.
But just swallow these little pills for me, please, and we'll see what THEY'LL do.
109] the Swallows," the northern birds--lark and thrush--have long been calling to them:--
And something awoke in the slumbering heart Of the alien birds in their African air, And they paused, and alighted, and twittered apart, And met in the broad white dreamy square, And the sad slave woman, who lifted up From the fountain her broad-lipped earthen cup, Said to herself, with a weary sigh, "To-morrow the swallows will northward fly.