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hiccup meaning

hiccough noun a spasm inthe diaphragm which causes a sudden inhala- tion of breath followed by sudden closure of the glottis which makes a characteristic soundShe had an attack of hiccups or had a hic-cupping attack or got the hiccups. Also called singultus verb to make a hiccupCOMMENT: Many cures have been suggestedfor hiccups but the main treatment is to try to get the patient to think about something else. A drink of water holding the breath and count- ing breathing into a paper bag are all recom- mended.Hickman catheter