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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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The patient denied hoarseness, dyspnea, and dysphagia.
Dysphagia may be caused by pathology in the mouth, pharynx or oesophagus.
Postextubation dysphagia (PED) is defined as the difficulty or inability to effectively and safely transfer food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach after extubation.
Around 50% of the HCPs surveyed had seen cases in the last 12 months where giving the incorrect food to dysphagia patients had directly contributed to aspiration or malnutrition
CHICAGO--Esophageal dilation with standard medical management of eosinophilic esophagitis doesn't provide added benefit over medication alone in terms of dysphagia relief, according to a randomized, blinded clinical trial.
They address the neural control of swallowing, normal swallowing anatomy and physiology, the clinical and instrumental evaluation of swallowing, diagnosis and measurements of dysphagia, diet considerations, compensatory management, and medical and surgical management.
If the patient failed the NBSS in the emergency department (ED), then the screen was repeated again after the patient had been admitted before the SLP dysphagia evaluation.
Swallow Solutions, LLC (Swallow Solutions), a life sciences company with a novel dysphagia treatment platform, announced today it has raised $1.
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (commonly referred to as FEES) is a procedure provided dysphagia patients residing in Skilled Nursing Facilities and other long term care settings.