- difficulty in swallowing.
Origin of dysphagia
1775–85;Related formsdys·phag·ic [dis-faj-ik, -fey-jik] /dɪsˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, adjective
< New Latin
< Greek dys- dys-
) to eat, devour + -ia -ia
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Historical Examples of dysphagia
There is some dysphagia, principally from pain in swallowing, but in part from actual debility in the muscles of deglutition.
The dysphagia is rarely complete, instances in which no liquids can be swallowed being infrequent.
Dysphagia is sometimes one of the first symptoms to attract attention, but it may not appear until late in the disease.
On Monday evening, however, dyspnœa and dysphagia appear again in an aggravated form.
Dysphagia is one of the most important symptoms of cancer of the cardia.
British Dictionary definitions for dysphagia
Derived Formsdysphagic (dɪsˈfædʒɪk), adjective
- difficulty in swallowing, caused by obstruction or spasm of the oesophagus
Word Origin for dysphagia
C18: New Latin, from dys- + Greek -phagos; see phago-
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Related formsdys•phag′ic (-făj′ĭk) adj.
- Difficulty in swallowing or inability to swallow.aglutition aphagia odynophagia
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- Difficulty in swallowing.
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