September 23, 2021

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Bizarre gadget could remedy hiccups, early review implies

4 min read

A simple device could be the answer to a deeply aggravating dilemma that’s plagued humanity for millennia: the hiccups.

When a bout of hiccups strikes, the mind stem shoots signals to the diaphragm that induce the muscle to agreement and pull a gulp of air into the lungs then the epiglottis, a flap of tissue behind the tongue, flips over to deal with the windpipe and triggers the characteristic “hic” sound that give hiccups their name, Reside Science earlier noted. The involuntary reflex may provide some goal in fetuses and newborns, in that hiccups may well assistance prepare the mind regions and muscle tissue involved in breath management. But as the “hics” provide no evident function in older humans, at some place, they’re largely just a nuisance.

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