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Hiccups Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar


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Hiccups Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar

  2. 2. The theological explanation tries to see beneficial purpose in a given phenomenon. This jerky inspiratory effort associated with closure of glottis, is opposite of jerky expiratory effort such as sneeze or cough, which are aimed at throwing out foreign material from the lungs. The hiccups therefore appear to be efforts to jerkily bring in outside air, apparently to prevent possible collapse, as a result of the signal for the hiccup, which appears to be anything that mimics the sudden collapse. So it appears that, any stimulation of vagus or phrenic nerves or diaphragm
  3. 3. itself; due to any pathology, when appears akin to beginning of the process of sudden collapse, the hiccups are generated. Experimental verification may be done by simulating impending collapse of various degrees and studying qualitative and quantitative the response of body.