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  1. Swallowing

    Swallowing, sometimes called deglutition in scientific contexts, is the process in the human or animal body that allows for a substance to pass from the mouth, to the pharynx, and into the esophagus, while shutting the epiglottis. Swallowing is an important part of eating and drinking. If the process fails and the material (such as food, drink, or medicine) goes through the trachea, then choking or pulmonary aspiration can occur. In the human body the automatic temporary closing of the epiglottis is controlled by the swallowing reflex. The portion of food, drink, or other material that will move through the neck in one swallow is called a bolus. In colloquial English, the term "swallowing" is also used to describe the action of taking in a large mouthful of food without any biting, where the word gulping is more adequate.

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  1. Swallowing

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  1. Swallowing

    Swallowing, known scientifically as deglutition, is the process in the human or animal body that makes something pass from the mouth, to the pharynx, and into the esophagus, while shutting the epiglottis. If this fails and the object goes through the trachea, then choking or pulmonary aspiration can occur. In the human body it is controlled by the swallowing reflex.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swallowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swallowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of swallowing in a Sentence

  1. Sorel Vorster:

    Most common symptoms are headaches in the back of the head or upper part of the neck, and more serious symptoms are things like numbness or tingling around the face or tongue, weakness in arms or legs, difficulty swallowing, poor balance, difficulty walking and cognitive complaints like episodes of forgetfulness or episodes of unusual behavior.

  2. Joy Reid:

    So things are clearly bad but they're being made even worse by the people who have refused to take the vaccine and are instead swallowing horse paste, the emergency room in one Oklahoma town is being overwhelmed by people overdosing on ivermectin, the horse deworming medication. It's gotten so bad that gunshot victims, gunshot victims, are having to wait to be treated.

  3. Paul Wang:

    It could be muscular problems, with swallowing and chewing, but smell is a big part of taste and children with autism may not perceive smell in the same way as other children.

  4. Charlotte Brontë:

    Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.

  5. Michele Hlavsa:

    To protect yourself, it's about not swallowing the water you swim in, and to protect others don't swim if you have diarrhea.

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