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What is the science behind Hiccups?

Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm — the muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen and plays an important role in breathing. Each contraction is followed by a sudden closure of your vocal cords, which produces the characteristic “hic” sound. Hiccups may result from a large meal, alcoholic beverages or sudden excitement. In some cases, hiccups may be ...

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