Sudden, involuntary contraction of the diaphragm (usually unilateral) and other inspiratory muscles terminated by abrupt closure of the glottis
Medical terminology: Singultus
Characteristic sound abruptly ending an inspiratory effort
Attacks usually occur at brief intervals and last only a few seconds or minutes.
Attacks lasting >48 hr or persi...
Treat specific causes when identified:
Remove foreign bodies from the ear.
Relieve gastric distention with a nasogastric tube.
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306.1 Respiratory malfunction arising from mental factors
F45.8 Other somatoform disorders
65958008 Hiccoughs (finding)
191955009 Psychogenic hiccough
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