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deglutition

[‚dē‚glü′tish·ən]
(physiology)
Act ofswallowing.
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In the second part of the method, we measured dysphagia limits, also called "piecemeal deglutitions.
Any swallowing-related recurrence of the SM-EMG activity and the laryngeal sensor signal within 8 seconds after the onset of the sweep was accepted as piecemeal deglutition or as a sign of dysphagia limit.
Bolus passage in the cervical esophagus was delayed, and multiple deglutitions were necessary to clear the contrast media from the hypopharynx.