Swallowing Physiology Overview
This chapter constitutes a concise overview of essential anatomical and physiological aspects of oropharyngeal swallowing, knowledge of which is needed in order to understand the scenarios described in the video-endoscopic chapter. Seven scenarios are described based on a physiological model—the so-called piston model—derived from Fred McConnel late 1980s, early 1990s papers.
KeywordsSwallowing physiology Neural control of swallow McConnel’s piston model
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