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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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Comparison of the rheological properties of ready-to-serve and powdered instant food-thickened beverages at different temperaturas for dysphagic patients.
Effect of oral sensorimotor treatment on measures of growth, eating efficiency and aspiration in the dysphagic child with cerebral palsy.
After 1-2 days, she became dysphagic to solid food, and muscle weakness started from the upper to lower extremities with proximal preference, rendering her unable to walk alone.
A prospective comparison of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and nasogastric tube feeding in patients with acute dysphagic stroke.
El uso de la prueba RAPIDS (the Royal Adelaide Prognostic Index for Dysphagic Stroke) ha demostrado predecir la disfagia con una especificidad del 92% dentro de las 24 a 48 horas del ingreso, ademas tiene una alta sensibilidad, igual al 90% (29, 30).
Among dysphagic individuals 65% had ischemic stroke while 35% were with haemorrhagic.
The only feeding options on the market for dysphagic patients are made from hard plastic and these dont protect the airways sufficiently, Dr Roux said.
2) About 47% of patients with dysphagic complaints do not show motor-manometric or radiological abnormalities of the upper digestive tract.
Affected animals are usually dysphagic but able to drink.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding has been used as an alternative to enteral feeding in dysphagic stroke patients.