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dysphagia Line breaks: dys|pha¦gia
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈfeɪdʒɪə/

Definition of dysphagia in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Difficulty or discomfort in swallowing, as a symptom of disease: progressive dysphagia
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  • 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.


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

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