Physiological models of swallowing

Kannit Pongpipatpaiboon, Yoko Inamoto, Koichiro Matsuo, Yoichiro Aoyagi, Seiko Shibata, Hitoshi Kagaya

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Swallowing is a complex activity in humans that involves coordinated activity of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus. Thorough knowledge of these physiological processes is necessary to understand the complexity of swallowing and serves as an essential module for explaining the fundamental mechanisms that operate in swallowing activity. In addition, an understanding of the mechanism of swallowing allows us to formulate new questions that serve as the basis for experiments and detect specific problems that must be managed in the clinical setting. The swallowing sequence is divided into stages, each involving different food management behaviors. Two common models of drinking and eating are widely used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDysphagia Evaluation and Treatment
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the Perspective of Rehabilitation Medicine
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789811050329
ISBN (Print)9789811050312
Publication statusPublished - 13-11-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)


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