Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Difficulty in swallowing.

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  • n. difficulty in swallowing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Difficulty in swallowing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, difficulty in swallowing. Also dysphagy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful

Etymologies

From dys- (difficulty) and the suffixes -phagy (to feed) and -ia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the case of patients suffering swallowing problems following a stroke, known as dysphagia, the provision of speech and language therapy delivers £653,000 in net savings to the NHS, or a return of £2.30 for every £1 invested.

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  • She conned paediatricians into believing he needed a wheelchair, claiming he had cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, a throat disorder called dysphagia and countless food allergies.

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  • Flexible ENT scopes are used by otolaryngologists to examine the nose and throat area for various disorders such as dysphagia, reflux disease, snoring, and chronic sinusitis.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • In clinical use, this toxin had been known to cause distant side effects such as dysphagia (inability to swallow) when it was used in normal doses.

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  • Bisphosphonates, including Actonel, may cause upper gastrointestinal disorders such as dysphagia, esophagitis and esophageal or gastric ulcers.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The following symptoms may be present: noisy or labored breathing, especially with eating difficulty eating and swallowing – the child regurgitates milk or other food dysphagia – the child feels like something is “stuck in the throat”; the child keeps choking or feels like he or she is choking on food persistent cough acid reflux

    Vascular Ring

  • Feeding and swallowing problems (dysphagia) are extremely complex and surprisingly common in children.

    Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Center

  • Watson knows that 'difficulty swallowing' is 'dysphagia,' he said.

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  • Fifteen patients (~1%) experienced minor complications during or within 30 days of surgery (dysphagia, n = 5; wound infection, n = 3; port infection, n = 2; all other complications occurred in one patient each).

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  • For example, last November I had an Endoscopic balloon dilation for a condition known as dysphagia.

    Health Care Reform Follies

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