aphagia


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a·pha·gi·a

 (ə-fā′jē-ə, -jə)
n.
Loss of the ability to swallow.

aphagia

(əˈfeɪdʒɪə)
n
(Pathology) pathol refusal or inability to swallow
[C20: from a-1 + Greek aphagein to consume]
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Noun1.aphagia - loss of the ability to swallowaphagia - loss of the ability to swallow  
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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Based on lessons learnt from operations with lesions made in the hypothalamus of rats, with the aim of producing aphagia, neurosurgeons aim to induce aphagia in humans with the hope that the problem of intractable obesity can be explored using stereotatic techniques [52].