Feeding and respiration
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter
Coordination of breathing and swallowing is essential for normal bolus transportation through the pharynx and for protection of the airways. During passage of the bolus through the pharynx, respiration is interrupted. Normal swallowing occurs during the expiratory phase of breathing. Incoordination of the feeding respiratory pattern may lead to penetration of the bolus into the airways. This may cause choking, death, aspiration pneumonia, or chronic laryngitis.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Title of host publication||Dysphagia|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2017 Apr 13|