Snatiation is a medical disorder characterized by uncontrollable bursts of sneezing brought on by fullness of the stomach, and typically observed in sufferers immediately after a large meal. It is thought to be passed along genetically as an autosomal dominant trait. The phenomenon was first described by Ahmad Teebi and Qasem Al-Saleh in 1989.
The term "SNATIATION" was coined shortly thereafter by Judith G. Hall. The term is a portmanteau of the words sneeze and satiation. Its backronym holds that it stands for Sneezing Non-controllably At a Time of Indulgence of the Appetite—a Trait Inherited and Ordained to be Named.
A related disorder, gustatory rhinitis, can cause some individuals to sneeze after eating lesser amounts, particularly after the consumption of spicy foods.
- Teebi AS, al-Saleh QA (August 1989). "Autosomal dominant sneezing disorder provoked by fullness of stomach". J. Med. Genet. 26 (8): 539–40. doi:10.1136/jmg.26.8.539. PMC 1015683. PMID 2769729.
- Hall JG (April 1990). "The SNATIATION reflex". J. Med. Genet. 27 (4): 275. doi:10.1136/jmg.27.4.275. PMC 1017036. PMID 2325110.
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