Deglutition Disorders D003680

Diseases [C] » Digestive System Diseases [C06] » Gastrointestinal Diseases » Esophageal Diseases » Deglutition Disorders

Diseases [C] » Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases [C09] » Pharyngeal Diseases » Deglutition Disorders

Description

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.   MeSH

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Esophageal Motility Disorders
4 drugs (3 approved, 1 experimental)


Phase 4 Indicated Drugs (1)


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