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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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