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Purpose and scope.
Definitions and classification.
Neural basis for swallowing and dysphagia.
Clinical swallowing examination.
Respiratory system and examination.
The use of instrumental examinations in neuromuscular diseases.
Principles of intervention in neuromuscular disease.
Muscle disease.
Neuromuscular junction disease.
Peripheral nerve disease.
Motor neuron disease.
Demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Provides in-depth coverage specific to dysphagia research with a much broader spectrum of neuromuscular diseases, and employs a physiologically based taxonomy.