• bouts
  • Before their research, the most recent mention in published research was a letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1972, which involved a 69-year-old man who had bouts of severe sneezing after orgasm. (wikipedia.org)
  • violently
  • Before he can request assistance, the uncle sneezes violently again, which knocks over the policeman and a lamppost, as well as causing damage to a house. (wikipedia.org)
  • to comics historian Thierry Smolderen, "The reading of these pages is most enjoyable not in the repetitive buildup of the sneeze itself, but in the beautifully varied and fleshed out description of the human activities that are so violently interrrupted by the explosion. (wikipedia.org)
  • reflex
  • Sneezing cannot occur during sleep due to REM atonia - a bodily state wherein motor neurons are not stimulated and reflex signals are not relayed to the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • The neural regions involved in the sneeze reflex are located in the brainstem along the ventromedial part of the spinal trigeminal nucleus and the adjacent pontine-medullary lateral reticular formation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sneeze reflex involves contraction of a number of different muscles and muscle groups throughout the body, typically including the eyelids. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. Mahmood Bhutta, an otorhinolaryngologist at John Radcliffe Hospital, states that sexually induced sneezing may be genetically determined, and may result from the way the central nervous system is wired: "[T]his reflex demonstrates evolutionary relics in the wiring of a part of the nervous system called the autonomic nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reverse sneezing, also known as the "mechanosensitive aspiration reflex" is a common phenomenon in dogs. (petplace.com)
  • mucous
  • The signal is interpreted in the trigeminal nerve nuclei, and an efferent signal goes to different parts of the body, such as mucous glands and the diaphragm, thus producing a sneeze. (wikipedia.org)
  • ACHOO
  • Walking out of a dark building into sunshine may trigger PSR, or the ACHOO (autosomal dominant compulsive helio-ophthalmic outbursts of sneezing) syndrome as it's also called. (wikipedia.org)
  • harmless
  • Photic sneezes are harmless annoyances for the most part, but can pose physical risk to people who are operating vehicles or machinery that involve precise movement and reactions. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • About 1 out of every 3 people sneezes when exposed to bright light. (kidshealth.org)
  • Most people have some sensitivity to light that can trigger a sneeze. (kidshealth.org)
  • Occasional sneezing is normal in dogs, just as it is in people. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Some cultures believe that the soul leaves the body for an instant when you sneeze and so people around you will say, "Bless you", "God bless you to keep you safe", or "Good health" in whatever language they speak. (cyh.com)
  • Sometimes the signals in this system get crossed, and I think this may be why some people sneeze when they think about sex. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nevertheless, many people will want to stop a sneeze for various reasons, including the world record holder who, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, had a sneezing fit for 977 days, and produced more than a million sneezes. (wikihow.com)
  • cat's
  • Repeated cat sneezing may be caused by infections or if the cat's airways are obstructed by foreign objects or even a tumor. (vetinfo.com)
  • If the cat sneezes due to dry air, you may also get an air humidifier, which will keep the cat's nasal and air passages moist. (vetinfo.com)
  • cultures
  • Some cultures believe that sneezing is a sign of good luck. (cyh.com)
  • Some Asian cultures believed that sneezing was a sign that someone was talking about you behind your back. (cyh.com)
  • In some Asian cultures such as Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese cultures, the practice of responding to another person's sneeze does not exist. (wikipedia.org)
  • respiratory
  • This region appears to control the epipharyngeal, intrinsic laryngeal and respiratory muscles, and the combined activity of these muscles serve as the basis for the generation of a sneeze. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cat sneezing may be caused by infections of the upper respiratory tract. (vetinfo.com)
  • commonly
  • In English-speaking countries, the common verbal response to another person's sneeze is "God bless you", or, less commonly in the United States and Canada, "Gesundheit", the German word for health (and the response to sneezing in German-speaking countries). (wikipedia.org)
  • throat
  • The powerful nature of a sneeze is attributed to its involvement of numerous organs of the upper body - it is a reflexive response involving the face, throat, and chest muscles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dogs
  • Though smaller dogs seem slightly more susceptible to reverse sneezing, any dog can develop it, regardless of size. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the Dog Owner's Guide, dogs sneeze from excitement or nervousness as well as because of illness. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Dogs that sneeze persistently for more than a day, or which develop trouble breathing, should see a vet to determine the cause of the sneezing. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Sometimes opening the dogs mouth and gently pulling on the dogs tongue or giving the dog something to eat and drink can also stop the reverse sneezing episode. (petplace.com)
  • stimulation
  • Stimulation of the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve may enhance the irritability of the maxillary branch, resulting in an increased probability of sneezing. (wikipedia.org)
  • The stimulation may stop the sneeze from materializing. (wikihow.com)
  • passages
  • Once I get going, the problem feeds on itself, so the more I sneeze, the more irritated my nasal passages get, to the point where I can't really function. (medhelp.org)
  • bright light
  • Next time that happens, try looking toward a bright light briefly (but don't look right into the sun) - see if that doesn't unstick a stuck sneeze! (kidshealth.org)
  • cause
  • Sufficient external stimulants, however, may cause a person to wake from their sleep for the purpose of sneezing, although any sneezing occurring afterwards would take place with a partially awake status at minimum. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dental problems may cause sneezing. (vetinfo.com)
  • always close your
  • Did you know that you always close your eyes when you sneeze? (kidshealth.org)
  • Actually when you sneeze you always close your eyes - but that is not because your eyes might pop out - eyes are held in place by very strong muscles and they cannot pop out, so don't worry! (cyh.com)
  • eyes
  • Well to help you finish the sneeze with a big "Chooo" try looking at the light from a light bulb - not the sun as you could damage your eyes. (cyh.com)
  • When I sneeze my eyes always water too. (cyh.com)
  • There is a possibility that sensory input from the eyes could travel to the neurons in the cortex that interpret such signals, but neighboring neurons which are involved in sneezing are also activated, due to the generalization. (wikipedia.org)
  • A young boy by the name of Thomas, accidentally enters a fantastic, magical world full of unexpected occurrences and wondrous sights by sneezing with his eyes open, and now must enlist the aid of strange creatures to help him find his way home again. (wikipedia.org)