Herein are provided systems, devices, and methods for the treatment of oral and pharyngeal disorders via the stimulation of pharyngeal muscles. Contraction of the pharyngeal muscle cells (9) is induced by activation of at least one ion channel (1) formed in at least one of a muscle cell and a neural cell. The ion channel opens (4) when it is activated by a stimulus (3). This allows ions to flow into (5) and out of (6) the cell, causing muscle contraction. This muscle contraction can be targeted towards specific muscles depending upon the condition to be treated.
|IPC||A61N 5/06,A61K 48/00,A61N 2/00|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|