aphagia


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a·pha·gi·a

 (ə-fā′jē-ə, -jə)
n.
Loss of the ability to swallow.

aphagia

(əˈfeɪdʒɪə)
n
(Pathology) pathol refusal or inability to swallow
[C20: from a-1 + Greek aphagein to consume]
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Noun1.aphagia - loss of the ability to swallowaphagia - loss of the ability to swallow  
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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Monda M, Sullo A, De Luca E, Pellicano MP (1996) Lysine acetylsalicylate modifies aphagia and thermogenic changes induced by lateral hypothalamic lesion.