from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Loss of the ability to swallow.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Inability to swallow.
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- noun the
conditionof difficulty in swallowing.
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- noun loss of the ability to swallow
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He'd had a series of strokes and each one took a little more away from him and he had what's called aphagia.
The first areas to become paralyzed are usually the throat and larynx, resulting in aphonia, dysphagia, and complete aphagia.
_Sensory paralysis of the esophagus_ by breaking the continuity of the reflex arc, may so impair the peristaltic movements as to produce aphagia.
Odynphagia and dysphagia or aphagia may or may not be present.
A very small object may excite sufficient spasm to cause aphagia, while a relatively large foreign body may be tolerated, after a time, so that the swallowing function may seem normal.
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