The relationship between the oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing

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OBJECTIVE This study was designed to investigate a possible relationship between the duration of the oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing. INTRODUCTION The oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing are independent from each other but may be related. METHODS We used videofluoroscopy to evaluate 30 healthy volunteers between 29 and 77 years of age who… (More)

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