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The Link Between the Swallow Function and Aspiration Pneumonia

The Link Between the Swallow Function and Aspiration Pneumonia

In order to determine the presence of a swallowing disorder, it is essential to understand the basic anatomy and physiology of a normal swallow function. This blog will describe the 4 phases of a normal adult swallow function and how undiagnosed symptoms could lead to serious complications, including aspiration pneumonia. *It is important to note the head and neck anatomy of an infant is different from an adult; therefore, the information below is not indicative of an infant’s swallow function.

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