Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Difficulty in swallowing.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Difficulty in swallowing.

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  • noun difficulty in swallowing

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

  • noun condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful

Etymologies

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

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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

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  • 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

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

    Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Center

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  • Citation on hypopharynx.

    September 28, 2008