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“Hiccough" is a perfectly acceptable alternate spelling of "hiccup," and in fact precedes the latter; "hiccup" is a mistaken phoneticization that's stuck.”
“Hiccough is a sudden jerking inspiration due to the spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm and of the glottis, causing the air to rush suddenly through the larynx, and produce this peculiar sound.”
“Hiccough -- a spasm of the diaphragm -- often accompanies colic, and, in the case of infants, is usually due to the swallowing of air or over-filling the stomach; gentle massage, external heat, and a few sips of very warm water usually corrects the condition.”
“Hiccough is, in most cases, in infancy and childhood caused by some irritation of the stomach, may be over-filled with food or gas.”
“Hiccough is quite frequent in hysteria in girls, but it is of no consequence.”
“_Cure for Hiccough: _ -- Sit erect and inflate the lungs fully.”
“Hiccough is a symptom due to intermittent, sudden contraction of the diaphragm.”
“_ -- Hiccough is a condition caused by a spasm of the diaphragm.”
“Hiccough frequent; stopped by use of sweetened water”
“_ Hiccough is an exertion of the muscles used in inspiration excited into more violent action by the sensorial power of sensation, in consequence of something which too powerfully stimulates the cardia ventriculi, or upper orifice of the stomach.”
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