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Absent Pharyngeal Reflex

 
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Overview

  • Causes of Absent Pharyngeal Reflex

  • Bulbar palsy - motor neuron disease, Guillain-Barré, polio, neurosyphilis, brainstem stroke
  • Glossopharyngeal (IX) / vagus (X) nerve lesion - trauma, compression, inflammation
  • Cerebral - infarct (stroke), trauma, tumour, cerebral palsy
  • Medications - antipsychotics, muscle relaxants
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