singultus


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singultus

(sɪŋˈɡʌltəs)
n
(Pathology) a technical name for hiccup
[C18: from Latin, literally: a sob]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.singultus - (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible soundsingultus - (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion; "how do you cure the hiccups?"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Translations

sin·gul·tus

n. L. hipo.
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SINGULTUS A Hiccup B Slippery C Ostentation who am I?
Legionellosis presenting as singultus and external ophthalmoplegia.
Even if the feline species has been extensively used to study the pathophysiology of hiccup [2, 6-8], no clinical reports are present in veterinary medicine literature describing the singultus manifestation in anesthetized animals.