3 doctors weighed in:

How many stages are there in swallowing?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Swallowing

The swallow mechanism is normally broken down into three phases.
The oral phase involves chewing and formation of the bolus and propulsion of the bolus to the pharynx or throat. The pharyngeal phase involves transfer of the bolus past the larynx and into the esophagus. The esophageal phase involves transport of the bolus through the esophagus and into the stomach.

In brief: Swallowing

The swallow mechanism is normally broken down into three phases.
The oral phase involves chewing and formation of the bolus and propulsion of the bolus to the pharynx or throat. The pharyngeal phase involves transfer of the bolus past the larynx and into the esophagus. The esophageal phase involves transport of the bolus through the esophagus and into the stomach.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Thank
Dr. Scott Rickert
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Three main phases

There are three main phases; oral phase, pharyngeal phase, and esophageal phase.
There are many components to each phase that you can read about (wikipedia) if you need further details.

In brief: Three main phases

There are three main phases; oral phase, pharyngeal phase, and esophageal phase.
There are many components to each phase that you can read about (wikipedia) if you need further details.
Dr. Scott Rickert
Dr. Scott Rickert
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified,
24 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors