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July 15, 2002

SWALLOWING DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
Swallowing is one of the most complex neuromuscular functions of the body. An average of 10 million Americans are evaluated for swallowing disorders every year. A swallowing disorder is the inability to move food from the mouth to the stomach. Swallowing disorders in children may cause weight loss, aspiration pneumonia, dehydration, or airway obstruction.

          HOW DOES SWALLOWING WORK?
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