Dysphagia (/dɪsˈfe(ɪ)ʒjə/, not to be confused with dysphasia) is a medical term defined as "difficulty swallowing". It derives from the Greek root dys meaning difficulty or disordered, and phagia meaning "to eat". It is a sensation that suggests difficulty in the passage of solids or liquids from the mouth to the stomach [1]. Dysphagia is distinguised from similar symptoms including odynophagia, which is defined as painful swallowing, and globus, which is the sensation of a lump in the ...
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