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deglutition

 [deg″loo-tish´un]
swallowing.
 The three stages of deglutition: First stage, voluntary lip closure and tooth approximation. Second stage, involuntary peristalsis carries the bolus of food down the esophagus; the nasal passage and pharyngeal airway are blocked. Third stage, the bolus of food passes the length of the esophagus and into the stomach via peristaltic waves. From Myers, 1995.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·glu·ti·tion

(dē'glū-tish'ŭn),
The act of swallowing.
[L. de-glutio, to swallow]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

deglutition

(dē′glo͞o-tĭsh′ən)
n.
The act or process of swallowing.

de·glu′ti·to′ry (-tĭ-tôr′ē) adj.
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de·glu·ti·tion

(dē-glū-tish'ŭn)
The act of swallowing.
[L. de-glutio, to swallow]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

deglutition

Swallowing.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

deglutition

the act of swallowing which is brought about by a complex series of reflexes initiated by stimulation of the pharynx.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

de·glu·ti·tion

(dē-glū-tish'ŭn)
The act of swallowing.
[L. de-glutio, to swallow]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about deglutition

Q. Is it dangerous to swallow a bubble gum? My 4 year old child always swallows his chewing gum and I am worried that it can harm him

A. what about when your 45 yrs old and still swallowing gum? we had a debate with my older sister about this.

Q. Why is it hard to swallow when you have a sore throat? I was sick last week. I had a sore throat pain in my neck and fever. the most annoying symptom that i had was pain during sallowing. what is the source of that pain, and what can I do to ease it next time?

A. When you have an inflammation in your body, the sick area hurts when its palpated. when your neck is inflamed, you have a pain in the neck. when the inside part of the neck is inflamed you have tonsillitis.
When you eat something, it touches your inside of the neck, and if it's inflamed it will be painful.
The good news is that you can treat this pain in the same way you treat other inflammatory pain - hot (NOT boiling) tea.

Q. mouth ulcer and difficulty to swallow, below right side of inner tongue guggle salt water and vinigar dose'nt help

A. how big is it? mouth ulcers has a reason why they happen. sometimes a broken tooth, biting a sharp metal, a prosthetic that doesn't sit well..that sort of things. but sometimes it is caused by other stuff. any way, oral hygiene may relieve some of the symptoms. Topical (rubbed on) antihistamines, antacids, corticosteroids, or other soothing preparations may be recommended for applying on top of the ulcer. Avoid hot or spicy foods.

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It evaluates muscular function, making it a useful tool for the study of muscle dynamics during functions of the stomatognathic system, including deglutition. It contributes to better comprehension of the physiological mechanism of normal and pathological deglutition (11-15).It is a method that is non-invasive, reproducible and of little discomfort for the patient during the exam (11,16).
Kinesiographyc study of deglutition in dentate individuals and complete denture wearers.
We assessed 6 parameters for the diagnosis of dysphagia by FEES and VFSS: 1) premature spillage; 2) delay in initiation of swallowing; 3) residue of the bolus in the oropharynx after swallowing; 4) residue of the bolus in the hypopharynx after at least 3 swallows (i.e., saliva, secretions, or swallowed materials [contrast-enhanced in VFSS] accumulated in the valleculae, on the lateral or posterior pharyngeal walls, or in the piriform sinuses after deglutition); 5) laryngeal penetration (i.e., presence of contrast [VFSS] or food residues encroached in the airway, above the vocal folds with or without coughing [FEES]); and 6) laryngotracheal aspiration (i.e., presence of contrast-enhanced or noncontrast-enhanced materials below the vocal folds) (16,17).
Although this complication has also been described after odontoid fixation [17,18], to the best of our knowledge this is the first case of transpharyngeal odontoid screw migration and spontaneous resolution via deglutition.
When surgery is the chosen treatment modality, the patient may experience swallowing impairment in the oral and pharyngeal phases of deglutition.
Deglutition syncope (DS) is a relatively uncommon cause of syncope.
Physical examination revealed a smooth, well-circumscribed mass along the midline of the neck, overlying the thyrohyoid membrane, mobile with deglutition and protrusion of the tongue.
Mandible, being the only mobile bone of facial skeleton plays a major role in mastication, speech and deglutition. Among the maxillofacial trauma, mandible is the high risk exponent2,3.
KEYWORDS: Deglutition; Compliance; Tablets; Patients.
Neck examination revealed a non-tender, pulsatile, well-circumscribed anterior neck mass measuring 3 x 3 cm, which moved slightly with deglutition but not with tongue protrusion [Figure 1].
Tachypnea, which can be associated with medical conditions common to this age group, has been shown to alter the coordination between deglutition and respiration.
Tactile, gustatory, and visual biofeedback stimuli modulate neural substrates of deglutition. Neuroimage 2012; 59 (2): 1485-90.