One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Difficulty or discomfort in swallowing, as a symptom of disease.‘progressive dysphagia’
- ‘The clinical presentation of rabies encephalitis may take one of two forms: restlessness and dysphagia, or paralysis.’
- ‘We previously reported that ACE inhibitors may cure symptomless dysphagia in hypertensive patients with stroke.’
- ‘The investigation of choice for dysphagia by gastroenterologists or upper gastrointestinal surgeons is flexible endoscopy.’
- ‘A 50 year old man presented with a two week history of a flu-like illness and four days of dysarthria, dysphagia, shortness of breath, and neck discomfort.’
- ‘Classically, the symptom appears insidiously as dysphagia and progresses slowly to become painful.’
Late 18th century: modern Latin, from dys- + Greek phagia ‘eating’ (from phagein ‘eat’).
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