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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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Oropharyngeal dysphagia in the general population varies between 2.
Descriptors detail the types and textures of foods needed by individuals who have oropharyngeal dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) and who are at risk of choking or aspiration (food or liquid going into the airway) B Thin puree diet, C Thick puree diet, D Pre-mash diet, E Fork mashed diet.
The gold standard evaluation of oropharyngeal dysphagia is VFSS or FEES, which allows real-time imaging of all stages during swallowing.
Screening for oropharyngeal dysphagia in stroke: Insufficient evidence for guidelines.
Lower respiratory tract infections are probably the most severe adverse events that are related to dysphagia in the early period after stroke, and it is more common in patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia and aspiration (32).
A functional outcome swallowing scale for staging oropharyngeal dysphagia.
The videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) is the most frequently used instrumental assessment procedure to determine the nature and extent of oropharyngeal dysphagia.
The prevalence of oropharyngeal dysphagia is very high in patients with neurologic diseases such as cerebral vascular accidents (CVA), Parkinson disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AML), as well as in more than 60% of elderly institutionalized patients.
One patient who was unable to swallow the capsule was diagnosed subsequently with oropharyngeal dysphagia.
If the problem occurs in the head and neck, it is called oropharyngeal dysphagia.