Hiccup

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Hiccup

1. A brief decline in a price during a general uptrend.

2. A brief rise in a price during a general downtrend.

In both cases, any number of factors may cause a hiccup, but the trend soon resumes.
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The patient was treated with gaitfloxacin, which subsequently led to resolution of singultus and overall improvement.
The pathophysiology of singultus in this case may have involved inflammatory pneumonic irritation of the phrenic nerve and the pericardial branch of the phrenic nerve, which are located along the superior portion of the diaphragm and right heart border respectively.