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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Loss of the ability to swallow.

Usage examples (4)
  • He'd had a series of strokes and each one took a little more away from him and he had what's called aphagia.
  • The first areas to become paralyzed are usually the throat and larynx, resulting in aphonia, dysphagia, and complete aphagia.
  • Odynphagia and dysphagia or aphagia may or may not be present.
  • A very small object may excite sufficient spasm to cause aphagia, while a relatively large foreign body may be tolerated, after a time, so that the swallowing function... for more
Tutoring comment
  • "Aphagia" (inability to swallow) is worse than "aphasia" (inability to comprehend words), because you need to eat to survive.
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