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Labyrinthine Lingo

During allergy season, does one sneeze or sternutate? The answer is both, because they mean the same thing. So when you give a hiccupping friend some water, you’re simultaneously helping stop synchronous diaphragmatic flutter and singultus. Can you match the medical nomenclature in the left column to the synonyms in the right column?

    Select a medical term

  • sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia

  • borborygmi

  • horripilation

  • epistaxis

    Select a synonym

  • goosebumps

  • nosebleed

  • stomach growling

  • brain freeze

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