difficulty in swallowing.
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- dys·phag·ic [dis-faj-ik, -fey-jik], /dɪsˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, adjective
- dysphagia , dysphasia
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How to use dysphagia in a sentence
Removal of a portion of the epiglottis occasionally gives great relief to a patient who is suffering from dysphagia.
He spoke distinctly, but there was dysphagia as far as solids were concerned.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 | George Henry Makins
Hysterical deafness, blindness, and dysphagia are manifestations of great rarity in childhood.The Nervous Child | Hector Charles Cameron
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.
British Dictionary definitions for dysphagia
difficulty in swallowing, caused by obstruction or spasm of the oesophagus
- dysphagic (dɪsˈfædʒɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for dysphagia
Difficulty in swallowing.
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