aphagia


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aphagia

 [ah-fa´je-ah]
refusal or loss of the ability to swallow. See also dysphagia.

a·pha·gi·a

(ă-fā'jē-ă),
Difficulty with or incapacity for eating.
[G. a- priv. + phagō, to eat]

aphagia

/apha·gia/ (ah-fa´jah) refusal or inability to swallow.

aphagia

(ə-fā′jē-ə, -jə)
n.
Loss of the ability to swallow.

aphagia

[əfā′jē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a + phagein, not to eat
a condition characterized by the loss of the ability to swallow as a result of organic disease or psychological causes such as cerebrovascular accident and anxiety. A kind of aphagia is aphagia algera.See also dysphagia.

aphagia

The inability or refusal to swallow; i.e., dysphagia (preferred).

a·pha·gi·a

(ă-fā'jē-ă)
Inability to eat.
[G. a- priv. + phagō, to eat]

aphagia

Inability to swallow. See also DYSPHAGIA.

aphagia (a·f·jēˑ·),

n inability to swallow; may be psychological or physical.

a·pha·gi·a

(ă-fā'jē-ă)
Difficulty with or incapacity for eating.
[G. a- priv. + phagō, to eat]

aphagia (əfā´jēə),

n the inability to swallow.

aphagia

abstention from eating. In the case of animals a suitable translation would seem to be not to take food when it was available.