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

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

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.

a·pha·gi·a

(ă-fā'jē-ă)
Difficulty with or incapacity for eating.
[G. a- priv. + phagō, to eat]
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On the other hand, these data show that an inhibitor of prostaglandin synthesis can modify the aphagia induced by the lesion of the lateral hypothalamus, throughout a reduction of the sympathetic discharge.
Pellicano, "Lysine acetylsalicylate modifies aphagia and thermogenic changes induced by lateral hypothalamic lesion," American Journal of Physiology, vol.
The medical condition, aphagia, is the inability or refusal to do what?