dysphagia

noun
dys·​pha·​gia | \dis-ˈfā-j(ē-)ə \

Definition of dysphagia 

: difficulty in swallowing

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There are a few simple tests to diagnose the severity of dysphagia. Douglas Jacobs, Washington Post, "Problems swallowing are a big killer, but the treatment can be horrible," 7 Mar. 2018 Even patients who are NPO will continue to aspirate if their dysphagia is severe enough. Douglas Jacobs, Washington Post, "Problems swallowing are a big killer, but the treatment can be horrible," 7 Mar. 2018 Classical symptoms include symmetrical quadriplegia, dysarthria, dysphagia, confusion, and pseudobulbar palsy. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "Spreading cholera, maybe polio: Now will we care about Haiti?," 27 Jan. 2011

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First Known Use of dysphagia

1783, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dysphagia

New Latin

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dysphagia

noun
dys·​pha·​gia | \dis-ˈfā-j(ē-)ə \

Medical Definition of dysphagia 

: difficulty in swallowing

Other Words from dysphagia

dysphagic \-​ˈfaj-​ik \ adjective

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