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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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A You may have a condition called oropharyngeal dysphagia--coughing while eating or drinking, along with difficulty in swallowing food, and feeling as if it might "go down the wrong way" are typical symptoms.
Simple acid reflux can cause difficulty in swallowing, but any problems, especially with bread and meat, which develop over any length of time, may be due to a narrowing of the gullet.
In severe cases this may lead to difficulty in swallowing solids, liquids and occasionally saliva, explains Dr Hussein Al Kadiri, ENT Specialist, Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah.
The dangers of not identifying difficulty in swallowing in patients who have had a stroke can include the entry of materials into the lungs which can cause pneumonia and even death.