06 October 2008

medical word of the day: dysphagia

Two for the price of one today! I didn't put an entry up for Saturday, and while working today I just seem to come across interesting terms.

Dysphagia: difficulty, discomfort, or pain in swallowing; usually due to problems in nerve or muscle control (for example, like after a stroke).

(Phagein in Greek means to eat; trouble eating.)

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