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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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According to the UK NSC, babies with galactosaemia usually exhibit, in the first days and weeks of life, feeding difficulties, vomiting, jaundice, failure to thrive, and liver and kidney disease due to their inability to convert galactose, a sugar present in milk, into glucose, the sugar used by the body.
Other conditions the team treats include: apraxia; autism; behavioral, motor, and sensory feeding difficulties; cerebral palsy, chromosomal abnormalities; delayed motor development, dysphagia and feeding disorders; genetic disorders; hearing impairments; juvenile arthritis; muscular dystrophy; orthopedic diagnoses; prematurity; scoliosis; seizure disorders; speech-language disorders; spina bifida; torticollis; and traumatic injury.
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Not only does the department help children with feeding difficulties and disorders, we also do tube weaning for tube-fed children.
Just a few hours after her birth, doctors noticed something wrong as the baby displayed feeding difficulties. She was immediately admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and diagnosed with Moebius Syndrome three days later.
Prompt diagnosis of PWS is not only beneficial for educating families about the condition but also for facilitating early therapeutic interventions such as speech therapy, physiotherapy and dietetics to help with feeding difficulties and prevent early onset obesity (5,6,7).
She stressed that having to deal with the challenges of the condition, such as speech and feeding difficulties, is beyond distressing for a parent.
Objective: To compare frenulotomy versus frenulectomy in cases of ankyloglossia in terms of post operative improvement in speech and feeding difficulties in children.
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Common symptoms of babies born addicted to drugs include: | A continuous high-pitched cry; | Fast breathing (tachypnoea); |Irritability and restlessness; |Shaking (tremor) of arms and legs whether disturbed or resting; |Increased muscle tone where the limbs feel very stiff; | Feeding difficulties - poor co-ordination of sucking and swallowing, frantic sucking; |Excessive wakefulness - not settling or sleeping after a feed; | Sickness / vomiting; | Diarrhoea; | Fever; | Sweating, and |Excessive sneezing, yawning and hiccups.