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Hiccups (diseases)

When a person has hiccups, or singultus, the diaphragm undergoes several spasmodic contractions that repeat over the course of several minutes. The process occurs when the diaphragm muscle contract several times in succession and a good amount of air suddenly enters into the lungs. To stem this influx of air, more...

Reflex arc (anatomy)

REFLEX ARC ANATOMY A receptor, a sensory neuron, a motor neuron, The motor neuron’s innervation of the peripheral nervous system, and at least one association neuron from the central nervous system are the ingredients to a conduction passageway of the reflex arc. The reflex arc is ingeniously designed to help keep more...