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Deglutition Disorders MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Deglutition Disorders
Tree Number(s)
C06.405.117.119
C09.775.174
Unique ID
D003680
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003680
Scope Note
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.
Entry Version
DEGLUTITION DIS
Entry Term(s)
Dysphagia
Esophageal Dysphagia
Oropharyngeal Dysphagia
Swallowing Disorders
NLM Classification #
WI 258
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Deglutition Disorders Preferred
Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Narrower
Esophageal Dysphagia Narrower
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