singultus


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singultus

[′siŋ‚gəl·təs]
(medicine)
A repeated involuntary spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm followed by sudden closures of the glottis. Also known as hiccup.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Bernhardt, "Singultus: Avoiding a hiccup in care," The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol.
However, they cannot be considered as specific treatment of hiccup, because they do not remove the real cause of the singultus and do not affect the neuronal circuitry that produces it.