Definition of dysphagia in English:

dysphagia

Syllabification: dys·pha·gia
Pronunciation: /disˈfāj(ē)ə
 
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noun

Medicine
  • Difficulty or discomfort in swallowing, as a symptom of disease: progressive dysphagia
    More example sentences
    • We previously reported that ACE inhibitors may cure symptomless dysphagia in hypertensive patients with stroke.
    • The investigation of choice for dysphagia by gastroenterologists or upper gastrointestinal surgeons is flexible endoscopy.
    • A 50 year old man presented with a two week history of a flu-like illness and four days of dysarthria, dysphagia, shortness of breath, and neck discomfort.

Origin

late 18th century: modern Latin, from dys- + Greek phagia 'eating' (from phagein 'eat').

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