Inability to swallow tablets is common and cause for concern

Serrano Santos, Jose Manuel & Cichero, Julie A.Y. (2012) Inability to swallow tablets is common and cause for concern. Nursing Times, 108(48), p. 11.

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Abstract

We naturally chew food before swallowing, but tablets and capsules require a complicated, conscious mechanism to over-ride the need to chew and the gag reflex, designed to eject foodstuffs that are not adequately chewed...

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ID Code: 84605
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: dysphagia, medication, assessment, swallowing difficulties, pharmacy
ISSN: 0954-7762
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Nursing Times
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2015 23:00
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 23:07

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