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SWALLOWING DYSFUNCTION

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SWALLOWING DYSFUNCTION

1. Swallowing that does not proceed appropriately for any reason is termed dysphagia.

2. Distinguish dysphagia from odynophagia, where the patient experiences pain when the food bolus traverses the esophagus.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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