singultus




Definitions of singultus
  1. noun

    (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

    synonyms:
    hiccough, hiccup
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    type of:

    inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

    an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    symptom

    (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

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