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Hiccup

Hiccup

a diaphragmatic spasm causing a sudden inhalation which is interrupted by a spasmodic closure of the glottis, producing a noise.


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Poisoned by antibiotics...can anyone help?

... wake in the middle of the night with an odd and very frightening 'wave' in my chest. I don't know how else to describe it. Like an electrical 'hiccup'. Apparently, I know know it is extreme irritation or 'exitability' of the vagus nerve. I also would be on the point of sleep...just as you move ...

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by Lesley998
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Poisoned by antibiotics...can anyone help?
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Another question ^^

"Hic!" You've just hiccuped for what seems like the tenth time since you finished your big dinner. Wonder where these funny noises are coming from? The part to blame is your diaphragm (say: die-uh-fram). This is a dome-shaped ...

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by sachin
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Another question ^^
Replies: 3
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What is the hiccups?

If a person gets hiccups and wants to know what has set them off, there is a long list of medical or physiological disorders that are associated with hiccups and seem to cause them. The most common by far is distension or expansion ...

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by kiekyon
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: What is the hiccups?
Replies: 16
Views: 9233

What is the hiccups?

Hiccup is normal, if you eat or drink to fast. By eating too fast (swallowing at a fast rate) can cause stomach upset (in worse situation). Just try to drink lots of water. Hot water especially help.

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by futulam
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:34 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: What is the hiccups?
Replies: 16
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