- swallowing of air, sometimes due to nervousness or anxiety.
Origin of aerophagia
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Aerophagia is by no means, therefore, a simple involuntary movement, but a combination of systematised muscular actions.Tics and Their Treatment
- spasmodic swallowing of air, a habit that can lead to belching and stomach pain
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- The excessive swallowing of air or gas.
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