aphagia


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aphagia

difficulty or pain in swallowing
Not to be confused with:
aphasia – inability to speak or understand spoken or written language, due to disease or injury of the brain

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The medical condition aphagia is the inability or refusal to do Swallow.
Starting insidiously with an impairment of fine hand movements, foot drop, or slurred speech, in 2 to 5 years it leads to quadriplegia, anarthria, aphagia, and respiratory insufficiency [1].
A 59-year-old male patient was scheduled for open surgical gastrostomy due to advanced esophageal cancer of the middle third of the esophagus accompanied by aphagia and cachexia.