- deglutition disorders
- difficulty swallowing
- swallowing disorders
- Difficulty in swallowing which may result from neuromuscular disorder or mechanical obstruction. Dysphagia is classified into two distinct types: oropharyngeal dysphagia due to malfunction of the pharynx and upper esophageal sphincter; and esophageal dysphagia due to malfunction of the esophagus.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Difficulty swallowing.
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.