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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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In the presence of oropharyngeal dysphagia, several rehabilitation techniques have beem used to minimize the clinical impact, as compensation (changes in consistencies, cervical postures and eating utensils) and active exercises that act in the muscles of tongue, pharynx, larynx, supra and infra-hyoid.
Although it is characterized as a mainly motor disease, the PD presents non-motor symptoms, such as oropharyngeal dysphagia, which is an aggravating symptom of the disease.
Pneumonia and in-hospital mortality in the context of neurogenic oropharyngeal dysphagia (NOD) in stroke and a new NOD step-wise concept.
Frequent encounters between gastroenterologists and dysphagic patients are also leading to growing interest for etiological diagnosis of dysphagic patients, especially since the advent of high-resolution impedance manometry examination for the diagnosis of oropharyngeal dysphagia as well as esophageal dysphagia (7-9).
Increased bolus volume effect on delayed pharyngeal swallowing response in post-stroke oropharyngeal dysphagia: A Pilot study.
It is possible to classify deglutition between normal and severe oropharyngeal dysphagia, from level I to level VII, respectively.
The DYMUS is a reliable and easy-to-use tool for evaluating oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients with MS (7,8).