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Table 2 Continuous drinking of 100 ml water – duration of muscle activity excluding the initial oral stage (mean ± SD)

From: Oynophagia in patients after dental extraction: surface electromyography study

  Control group Dental patients
Total duration (s) 10.2 ± 2.78 17.9 ± 5.32
Number of swallows 6.9 ± 1.8 10.7 ± 2.90
Duration of one swallow (s) 1.51 ± 0.4 1.75 ± 0.6
ml/swallow 14.5 ± 3.55 10.0 ± 2.85
ml/swallow in % 100% 69%