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Definition: 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.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): dysphagia, swallowing difficulty, difficulty in swallowing, difficulty swallowing, swallowing disorders, deglutition disorder, swallowing difficult

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