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Population:

Adult

Discipline:

SLP

Diagnosis:

Anatomy/PhysiologyDysphagia
This material explains the difference between “aspiration” and “silent aspiration.” New research with healthy swallows shows occasional aspiration and silent aspiration can be tolerated by the body in small amounts. This information will help with the differential diagnosis of dysphagia and presbyphagia and prevent over-diagnosis of dysphagia.
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