What is the scientific name of hiccups?

Answer The scientific name for the hiccup is singultus, but is it rarely used. The term "hiccup" is used for the aliment because the word imitates the sound made by the sudden intake of air into the diaph... Read More »

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Simple Scientific Explanation for Hiccups?

Hiccups are something that everyone will experience at some point in their lives. When growing up, you may have heard a number of different explanations, some serious and some that sounded funny. P... Read More »

What cause hiccups?

The diaphragm. When you inhale, it pulls down to help pull air into the lungs. When you exhale, it pushes up to help push air out of the lungs. But sometimes the diaphragm becomes irritated. When t... Read More »

How do i get rid of hiccups?

There are 2 ways I've found to be most effective, first is drink a glass of water and hold your breath while you do it and keep holding it as long after you swallow the water as you can, second whe... Read More »

What is the best way to get rid of the hiccups?

I always had success drinking water backwards out of a coffee cup -- that is, drinking forward off the front of the cup, instead of tilting your head back while drinking off the back of the cup.