Hiccups, yawning and gasping

Florinda Ceriani, Roberto Fogliani, Alessandra Kustermann

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Abstract

The anatomical basis and, in particular, the functional significance of the three phenomena discussed in this chapter is still largely obscure. The main link uniting these phenomena is that they all begin to emerge during prenatal life. Additionally, despite being disparate phenomena, hiccups, yawning and gasping have all been associated with breathing and with some form of 'primitive' or 'emergency' respiration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment of Normal Fetal Movements: The First 25 Weeks of Gestation
PublisherSpringer Milan
Pages29-38
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9788847014015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Anencephali
  • Apnoea
  • Central pattern generators
  • Gasping
  • Hiccups
  • Hypoxia
  • Meconium
  • Phrenic nerve
  • SIDS
  • Singultus
  • Sneeze
  • Synchronous diaphragmatic flutter
  • Yawning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Ceriani, F., Fogliani, R., & Kustermann, A. (2010). Hiccups, yawning and gasping. In Development of Normal Fetal Movements: The First 25 Weeks of Gestation (pp. 29-38). Springer Milan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-1402-2_4