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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.
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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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EAT-10 was validated by Belafsky et al in a group of patients with known reflux, voice disorders, oropharyngeal dysphagia, head and neck cancer, or esophageal dysphagia, with dysphagia etiologies ranging from neurologic disease to esophageal webs and stricture.
Talking about esophageal dysphagia signs and symptoms includes sensation of food sticking in the chest or throat, change in dietary habits, recurrent pneumonia, heartburn, belching, sour regurgitation, and water brash [21, 22].
We report a case of metastatic ILBC that presented with esophageal dysphagia within weeks of a negative mammogram and before the development of intra-abdominal symptoms.