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Introduction: Hiccough

Description of Hiccough

Hiccough (medical condition): Noise and diaphragm muscle contractions (properly called ...more »

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  »Introduction: Hiccups
  »Symptoms of Hiccups
  »Causes of Hiccups
  »Treatments for Hiccups

Hiccough: (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion; "how do you cure the hiccups?".
Source: WordNet 2.1

Hiccough: Related Topics

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Hiccough as a Disease

Hiccough: Another name for Hiccups (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Hiccups
  »Symptoms of Hiccups
  »Causes of Hiccups
  »Treatments for Hiccups

Hiccough: Related Diseases

Hiccough: Hiccough is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Hiccough

Some of the causes of Hiccough are included in the list below:

  • Normal hiccups - people get occasional bouts hiccups now and then.
  • Diaphragm conditions
    • Diaphragm tumor
    • Diaphragm irritation
    • Diaphragm nerve irritation

Symptoms of Hiccough (Hiccups)

Some of the symptoms of Hiccough incude:

  • Hiccuping sound
  • Recurring cough-like sound
  • Recurring diaphragm muscle contractions
  • Hiccupping of a fetus in the womb - pregnant women can often feel or hear the fetus hiccupping

Treatments for Hiccough (Hiccups)

Treatments for Hiccough (Hiccups) include:

  • Commonly mentioned simple remedies that may or may not work:
    • Holding deep breaths
    • Rebreathing - breathing into a paper bag
    • Drinking a glass of water
    • Startling the person

Treatment of Hiccough: For more treatment information about Hiccough, see treatment of Hiccups (Hiccough)

Hiccough: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Hiccough:

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Hiccough

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Hiccough

The following list attempts to classify Hiccough into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • symptom
  • evidence,grounds
  • information
  • cognition,knowledge,noesis
  • psychological feature

Source: WordNet 2.1

Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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