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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]

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 ?
"I will wait with you one night longer," said the Swallow, who really had a good heart.
"Dear Prince," said the Swallow, "I cannot do that"; and he began to weep.
So the Swallow plucked out the Prince's eye, and flew away to the student's garret.
"It is winter," answered the Swallow, "and the chill snow will soon be here.
"I will stay with you one night longer," said the Swallow, "but I cannot pluck out your eye.
"No, little Swallow," said the poor Prince, "you must go away to Egypt."
"I will stay with you always," said the Swallow, and he slept at the Prince's feet.
"Dear little Swallow," said the Prince, "you tell me of marvellous things, but more marvellous than anything is the suffering of men and of women.
So the Swallow flew over the great city, and saw the rich making merry in their beautiful houses, while the beggars were sitting at the gates.
Leaf after leaf of the fine gold the Swallow picked off, till the Happy Prince looked quite dull and grey.
The poor little Swallow grew colder and colder, but he would not leave the Prince, he loved him too well.
"I am glad that you are going to Egypt at last, little Swallow," said the Prince, "you have stayed too long here; but you must kiss me on the lips, for I love you."