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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Like a diagnostician, like Janet observing his female hysteric in her four-part attack of hiccoughs and belch, the poet persona focuses on the organs of the hysterical attack and on the structure of the alternations between exhalation and inhalation.
baclofen 5 mg tds or midazolam 2-10 mg IV if the hiccoughs are severe
I RECENTLY had a particularly prolonged attack of hiccoughs, after a couple of hours I began to wonder if it could be dangerous.
Any minor hiccoughs can be directly attributed to the providers of health services failing to supply supporting paper work on time.
This maneuver allows linguists to exclude hiccoughs, for instance, from the corpus of English utterances; they are produced by the interaction of the language mechanism with the hiccough mechanism, and so attributing them to the former alone would make our linguistic theory go false.
On the other, it has also been a period in which regional repertory theatre has all but disappeared: in which audiences have been eroded by the popularity of cinema and television: in which financial hiccoughs have been allowed to turn into full-blown financial crises, causing theatres to go dark for a season or, in some cases, close entirely: and in which various people have, at one time or another, declared the industry dead.
Delwaide interrupted her swivels and slides with violent torso hiccoughs, moving from Cunningham-style tension to rag-doll release.
Table 1 Factors Reported to Prevent Sleep In Hemodialysis Subjects Number of Percentage of Subjects Subjects Factor Reporting * Reporting * Weather 22 39% Symptoms/Signs: Pain/discomfort 11 19% Restless legs 8 14% Needing to void 7 12% Worry 6 11% Abdominal discomfort/gas 4 7% Breathing difficulties 3 5% Overtired 3 5% Dreams 3 5% Pruritus 2 4% Hunger 2 4% Miscellaneous discomforts (1 each: thirst 7 12% hiccoughs, cold, angina, pounding heart, high blood pressure, fever) Sleep Hygiene 7 12% Dialysis Related 3 5% Miscellaneous 2 4% * Subjects reported more than one factor.
Prior to this technology, business travellers could only look forward to long downloads and e-mail hiccoughs upon arrival at their hotel.
Victor manages to persuade Anja to come to his class party with her girlfriend, Gitte, but when he asks her for a dance he's overcome with an attack of hiccoughs.
The autonomic innervation of the diaphragm is via the phrenic nerve, and intermittent and sporadic impulses from this nerve are known to cause hiccoughs, the result of twitching of the diaphragmatic muscle.