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Glossary for Hiccups

Medical terms related to Hiccups or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal Distension: also known as ascites is pathologic fluid accumulation within the abdominal cavity
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: A weakness and bulging of a section of an abdominal blood vessel called the abdominal aorta. It is usually associated with severe atherosclerosis in the blood vessel.
  • Abdominal distension: also known as ascites is pathologic fluid accumulation within the abdominal cavity
  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Alcohol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Alcohol during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic: Bulging and weakness of the aorta in the area of the chest. The condition is life-threatening as death can occur rapidly if the aneurysm bursts.
  • Bergman syndrome: A rare disorder which may be acquired or present at birth. A part of the stomach pushes above the diaphragm and compresses the chest organs which can produce various symptoms.
  • Brain damage: A condition which is characterized by damage to the brain resulting in a decrease in function
  • Brain stem lesion: Brain stem lesion refers to an area of abnormal tissue in the brain stem.
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Bromates: Bromate is a chemical used mainly in perming solution neutralizers and in small amounts as a bread preservative. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chest symptoms: Symptoms affecting the chest region.
  • Chlorpromazine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Chlorpromazine (a neuroleptic drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Long-term and generally irreversible disease of the kidneys due to infection, obstruction, congenital diseases or generalised diseases causing failure of the kidneys' normal functions.
  • Colorectal cancer: Cancer of the colon (bowel) or rectum.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Discontinuation syndrome: Symptoms that can occur when a person suddenly stops taking their high blood pressure medication.
  • Ebola: Dangerous virus mostly found in Africa.
  • Emotional stress: A condition which occurs when a person is under stress affecting their emotions
  • Esophagus Cancer: Cancer of the esophagus in the throat.
  • Esophagus symptoms: Symptoms affecting the esophagus (digestive throat passage)
  • Excitement: The sensation of increased anxiety and anticipation
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Fear: Excessive feelings of fear.
  • Flatulence: Gas passed from the anus
  • Gastritis: gastritis is inflammation of the gastric mucosa of the stomach
  • Haloperidol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Haloperidol (an antipsychotic drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart attack: An acute myocardial infarction
  • Heart disease: Any disease that affects that heart but particularly relating to its own blood supply
  • Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
  • Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
  • Hiatus hernia: is a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thoracic cavity through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm, the most common type being sliding hiatus hernia
  • Hiccups in children: Hiccups in children is a condition in which a child's diaphragm involuntary contracts or spasms repeatedly.
  • Hiccups, intractable: Persistent, difficult to treat hiccups that can continue for days or weeks.
  • Hyperglycinemia: Increased blood levels of glycine. There are two types of hyperglycinemia (ketotic and nonketotic) with different symptoms.
  • Hypocalcaemia: Decreased concentration of calcium in the blood.
  • Hypocalcemia: Low blood calcium levels
  • Hypokalaemia: Decreased concentration of potassium in the blood
  • Hypokalemia: Abnormally low levels of potassium in the blood.
  • Hysteria: hysteria describes a state of mind, one of unmanageable fear or emotional excesses
  • Increased intracranial pressure: Increased pressure inside the skull due to brain swelling or fluid accumulation
  • Indigestion: Imprecise term for various digestive complaints
  • Kidney failure: The inability of the kidney to function correctly in its function of excreting metabolites from the blood
  • Laryngitis: This is where there is an inflammation of the laryngitis
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Low sodium: Low blood sodium levels (hyponatremia)
  • Mallory weiss syndrome: A laceration of the lining of the gastroesophageal junction or just above it - often caused by severe vomiting.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: A rare disorder of amino acid metabolism where glycine and proline are unable to be metabolized properly due to defects in the glycine cleavage system.
  • Organic acidemia: High blood levels of organic acids which is caused by abnormal protein metabolism. Maple syrup urine disease and propionic academia are examples of organic acidemias. Deficiency of certain metabolic enzymes one of the main causes of organic academia.
  • Overeating: Eating too much food.
  • Pancreas conditions: Any condition that affects the pancreas
  • Pancreatitis: Any inflammation that occurs in the pancreas
  • Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
  • Pericarditis: Inflammation of the pericardium that surrounds the heart
  • Peritonitis: Inflammation of the peritoneum.
  • Personality disorders: A group of psychiatric disorders that are characterised but abnormal dysfunctional personalities
  • Pharyngitis: Inflammation of the pharynx.
  • Pleurisy: Inflammation of the pleura.
  • Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Psychological disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Reflux: Rising stomach acid up the esophagus
  • Regurgitation: The backflow of stomach contents and gas from stomach back into oesophagus or mouth
  • Renal failure: A condition characterized by a failure of the kidney to excrete toxic metabolites from the body
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Shock: Physical and mental reaction to reduced circulation
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Stomach Conditions: Any condition that affects a persons stomach
  • Stomach cancer: Stomach or gastric cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs
  • Stomach inflammation: Inflammation and redness of the stomach lining.
  • Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Subphrenic abscess: A pus-filled cavity in the subphrenic region which is the area below the diaphragm but above the colon and liver. The infection can occur as a complication of abdominal surgery, acute pancreatitis and trauma.
  • Sudden onset of hiccups: Sudden onset of hiccups is a condition in which there is a rapid development of diaphragm spasms.
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat

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