Sneeze reflex: facts and fiction

@article{Songu2009SneezeRF,
  title={Sneeze reflex: facts and fiction},
  author={Murat Songu and Cemal Cingi},
  journal={Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={131 - 141}
}
  • M. Songu, C. Cingi
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Medicine
  • Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Sneezing is a protective reflex, and is sometimes a sign of various medical conditions. Sneezing has been a remarkable sign throughout the history. In Asia and Europe, superstitions regarding sneezing extend through a wide range of races and countries, and it has an ominous significance. Although sneezing is a protective reflex response, little else is known about it. A sneeze (or sternutation) is expulsion of air from the lungs through the nose and mouth, most commonly caused by the irritation… 
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