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To pass anything through the fauces, pharynx, and esophagus into the stomach; to perform deglutition.
[A.S. swelgan]
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v. swal·lowed, swal·lowing, swal·lows
To cause (food or drink, for example) to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach.
To perform the act of swallowing.
1. The act of swallowing.
2. An amount swallowed.

swal′low·er n.
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To pass anything through the fauces, pharynx, and esophagus into the stomach; to perform deglutition.
[A.S. swelgan]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


To pass anything through fauces, pharynx, and esophagus into the stomach; to perform deglutition.
[A.S. swelgan]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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However, unlike rapid renesting, the double incubation of separate nests in Barn Swallows appears to be maladaptive.
The purpose of this study was to document and compare the reproductive success of syntopic nesting barn swallows and cave swallows.
Many modern barns with smooth wood or sheet metal do not have ideal nesting surfaces for barn swallows. Rough wood is preferable for giving the nest something to adhere to.
Because of their broad geographical distribution and ease of study, barn swallows should make a good model species to study temporal and geographic patterns in reproductive success and behavior.
"We found female barn swallows more likely to be faithful to their partners when we experimentally altered their mates' appearance to make his feathers more colorful," says McGraw in a recently published study for Science.
Male barn swallows have a wash of reddish-chestnut colour from their throats to their bellies.
By focusing on the barn swallows, toads, tarantulas, and thistles, Lamberton found a way to connect with his girls and indulge his lost love of teaching.
In addition, many dead Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) were observed in the Austrian federal state of Upper Austria, 200 km west of Vienna.
But, if you have seen all the violet-green and barn swallows you can handle, but would really like to see a cave swallow, a little research will show that you must travel to southeastern New Mexico, during cave swallow breeding season in June.
Barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) with their brilliant plumage, deeply forked tails and dazzling aerial acrobatics were particularly intriguing.
We tested for relationships in the lower bounds of published scatter plots of asymmetry and trait size in data from six studies, including barn swallows (Moller 1990, 1992b), earwigs (Radesater and Halldorsdottir 1993), peacocks (Manning and Hartley 1991), and flower petals (Moller and Eriksson 1994; Moller 1995).
Chickadees, barn swallows, indigo buntings, and other species it seems like to have a little fling outside the family nest.