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Synonyms for diaphragm

a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens

(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities

a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic

electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves

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Lungpacer Medical is a clinical stage medical device company pioneering the development of neurostimulation systems designed to preserve the integrity and strength of the diaphragm muscle and reduce complications in critically ill patients who require mechanical ventilation.
8226; If a customer does not know the diaphragm number, the website also provides a questionnaire option.
Blunt traumatic diaphragm rupture is an absolute indication for early surgical intervention (4).
Impressive The two new pump types impress the user with their multi-layer diaphragms made of PTFE with an integrated diaphragm rupture indication.
HyNetics Corporation introduced the first system of this type in 2002, but for the diaphragm it recently switched from a conventional thermoplastic elastomer to Medalist MD140 medical elastomer from Teknor Apex Corporation.
In a secondary analysis, the investigators explored disclosure of diaphragm use among the 2,316 women in the intervention group who had been 49 or younger at baseline, had completed a survey on diaphragm acceptability at their last follow-up visit and had responded to a question about whether they had told their primary partner that they were using the diaphragm.
The diaphragm separates the abdomen and chest cavity and contributes to 80 percent of respiration.
Malformation of the diaphragm can cause the abdominal contents to protrude into the chest, impeding proper lung formation.
This completes the EPDM diaphragm product offering, which are now available for all sizes of NovAseptic valves.
An electronic device that is implanted in the muscles of the diaphragm, enabling some spinal cord injury patients to breathe on their own for several hours at a time, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Swagelok has expanded its line of GSI Series weir-style diaphragm valves to include new mini weir-style diaphragm valves in DN 8, 10 and 15 sizes.
Applicable areas for that type of diaphragm are large, so that the modest enumeration for contrivances in which construction are used, may contain some tenthly appliances and are include example part of the most variety technical fields, beginning with the regulators of temperature used at hatcheries and end with measure indicators of high and speed of airplanes.
The model DV509-UV-LF diaphragm action valve was designed for UV resins.
Ten years ago I was told I have a paralyzed diaphragm on my left side and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).