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 (dĭs-fā′jə, -jē-ə)
Difficulty in swallowing.

dys·phag′ic (-făj′ĭk) adj.


(Pathology) difficulty in swallowing, caused by obstruction or spasm of the oesophagus
[C18: New Latin, from dys- + Greek -phagos; see phago-]
dysphagic adj


(dɪsˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə)

difficulty in swallowing.
[1775–85; < Greek dys- dys- + phag(eîn) to eat, devour + -ia -ia]
dys•phag′ic (-ˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk) adj.

dysphagia, dysphagy

a condition in which there is difnculty in swallowing. — dysphagic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysphagia - condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"


, dysphagy
n. disfagia, dificultad al tragar a causa de una obstrucción;
esophageal ______ esofágica;
oropharyngeal ______ orofaríngea.
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Dysphagia due to benign lesions is one of the most interesting diseases due to great diversity with regards to its regional incidence worldwide.
Dysphagia is defined as difficulty in eating (from Greek dys = difficulty, and phagos = eating) and can result in a diversion in the food path, thereby partially or totally blocking the airways.
The most frequent symptom was dysphagia (95%), followed by regurgitation of ingested food (60%), weight loss (40%) and chest pain (20%).
Dysphagia can result from problems in any 1 of the 3 phases or in more than 1 phase (6).
The initiative saw care caterers develop recipes suitable for a dysphagia sufferer and five finalists competed in a cook-off in front of a live audience.
Dysphagia in children is ever-increasing, mostly due to the improved survival rate of infants and children with life-threatening conditions and multiple associated health problems.
Objective: Purpose of the study is to determine the frequency of dysphagia after stroke and to see the factors associated with it.
Under the terms of the agreement, NHSc will make an upfront payment, followed by milestone-based funding, while Phagenesis completes the clinical evaluation of Phagenyx, a dysphagia management product.
In the current study, a case of parathyroid adenoma with generalized weakness and dysphagia as his first symptoms is presented.
A 55-year-old man presented to our clinic complaining of solid food dysphagia for 3 months, beginning 9 months after completing combined chemotherapy and radiation treatment for an advanced laryngeal malignancy.
Dysphagia is not generally considered a major cause of mortality; however, the complications that result from this medical condition, namely, aspiration pneumonia and malnutrition, are among the most common causes of death in the older adults.