Definition of aerophagia in English:

aerophagia

Pronunciation: /-jēə//ˌe(ə)rəˈfājə/

noun

Medicine
  • The swallowing of air, whether deliberately to stimulate belching, accidentally, or as an involuntary habit.

    • ‘The risk of gastric distension or aerophagia should also be minimized by the careful positioning of the infant.’
    • ‘Windsucking is another form of aerophagia in horses.’
    • ‘Evidence that application of pressure prevents gastric distension needs to be established, together with methods for early detection of aerophagia.’
    • ‘Excessive crying or increased gas production from colon function can result in intraluminal gas formation and aerophagia.’
    • ‘Predominant bloating may indicate aerophagia or the irritable bowel syndrome.’

Pronunciation:

aerophagia

/-jēə//ˌe(ə)rəˈfājə/