What Is Eructation? - Definition, Causes & Treatment


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What's the technical term for the swallowing of air, which may cause eructation?

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1. What is the technical term for burping or belching?


Which of the following is a potential cause of eructation?

I. Drinking too much soda

II. Talking while eating

III. An infection of the stomach by a bacterium

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Eructation isn't as bad as it sounds. Use this quiz/worksheet to assess your understanding of what eructation is, what causes it and possible treatments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Some of the material covered in this assessment includes:

  • Causes of eructation
  • The technical term for burping or belching
  • How belching caused by GERD can be relieved
  • Appropriate treatment for someone who belches after drinking soda

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you will use to complete this assessment includes:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding eructation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about causes of eructation
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the eructation to understand related conditions

Additional Learning

The lesson that accompanies this assessment, What is Eructation? - Definition, Causes & Treatments, will help you study for the assessment and:

  • What the process of eructation is
  • Causes of aerophagia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease