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Eur Neurol. 1992;32(3):159-63.

About the mechanism of hiccup.

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  • 1Neurological Department, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

Abstract

Every new empiric observation made over two millenia fueled the dispute as to whether hiccup (Hc) is a digestive or a respiratory reflex. A review of the literature, focusing attention on the probable mechanism of Hc, shows Hc as a neurogenic dysfunction of the 'valve function' between the inspiratory complex and the glottis closure complex.

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