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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 conjunction, the MBS study, which is a radiological examination of the swallowing process, is key to determine the nature and extent of the swallowing disorder, which is a frequent cause of morbidity and disability in all age groups, resulting from a wide spectrum of medical conditions and if not timely and properly detected and assessed, may lead to dehydration, weight loss, aspiration pneumonia, airway obstruction, severely reduced quality of life and even death, added the company.
Specifically, if a patient had a documented swallowing disorder, the nurse could only delegate the task of feeding the patient to an aide after assessing the documented swallowing disorder.
When there is a more significant swallowing disorder or when the cause is not obvious, a surgical or medical specialist may become involved.
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Videofluoroscopy is more sensitive, and details the nature of swallowing disorder and risk of aspiration accurately.
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Notify the doctor when a medication is withheld without an order, as can happen when a patient has a bad reaction or develops a swallowing disorder.
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We conclude that online information sources regarding the treatment of swallowing disorders were of suboptimal quality in that information was written at a level too difficult for the average American to easily understand.
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