Hiccup

A hiccup (p {respell|HIK|əp}; also spelled hiccough) is an involuntary contraction (myoclonic jerk) of the diaphragm that may repeat several times per minute. In medicine, it is known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF), or singultus, Latin for the act of catching one`s breath while sobbing. The hiccup is an involuntary action involving a....
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hiccup

(hik´әp) spasmodic involuntary contraction of the diaphragm, resulting in uncontrolled breathing in of air; it is accompanied by a peculiar noise produced by a beginning inhalation that is suddenly checked by closure of the glottis.
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hiccup

hiccough verb breathe spasmodically, and make a sound; `When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water`
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hiccup

A diaphragmatic spasm causing a sudden inhalation which is interrupted by a spasmodic closure of the glottis, producing a noise. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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hiccup

hiccup or hiccough,involuntary spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm followed by a sharp intake of air, which is abruptly stopped by a sudden, involuntary closing of the glottis (opening between the vocal cords); the consequent blocking of air produces a repeated characteristic sharp sound, or hic....
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Hiccup

Hiccup: A hiccup is an extraordinary type of respiratory movement involving a sudden inspiration (intake of air) due to an involuntary contraction of the diaphragm accompanied by closure of the glottis (the vocal apparatus of the larynx). The abrupt inspiration is the result of a sudden contraction of the diaphragm. Closure of the glottis then halt...
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Hiccup

involuntary sudden contraction of the diaphragm along with the closing of the vocal cords, producing a 'hiccup' sound
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hiccup

spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm (the muscular partition separating the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity) which causes a sudden intake of ... [1 related articles]
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hiccup

Type: Term Pronunciation: hik′ŭp Definitions: 1. A diaphragmatic spasm causing a sudden inhalation that is interrupted by a spasmodic closure of the glottis, producing a noise. Synonyms: singultus
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hiccup

[n] - (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound 2. [v] - breathe spasmodically, and make a sound
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