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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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The online site is specifically designed to support customers in procuring the organization's well-known product, diaphragm valves.
The snowmobile runs on a two-stroke engine, where the diaphragms (there are two per engine, one per cylinder) use cylinder pressure to actuate the variable exhaust valve mechanisms.
The only three materials used in commercial diaphragms that offer theoretical sound speeds above 10,000 m/s: are diamond - 17,000 m/s, boron carbide - 13,400 m/s and beryllium 11,500 m/s.
NeuRx DPS also is approved in the United States under an HDE for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients, 18 years or older who have stimulatable diaphragms but lack control of their diaphragms.
This study examined the use of condoms and the diaphragm following completion of a clinical trial of the effectiveness of the diaphragm for HIV prevention.
The new multilayer diaphragms are designed to prevent any contact between the pump hydraulic and the medium even in the case of a breakdown, thus preventing both corrosion within the pump and contamination of the fluid or the environment.
The component in question is an injection moulded elastomeric diaphragm that constantly rolls and unrolls over the drive shaft of a mixer in a single-use pharmaceutical mixing system.
In addition to EPDM, Millipore's extensive NovAseptic valve offering also includes silicone diaphragms and the unique PTFE valve solution for applications with extremely long service life requirements and the need for chemically inert materials and high temperature resistance.
Establishing the influence of geometrical parameters on the value of the arrow of deformation's diaphragms under the action of pressure
The diaphragms of those patients with ARD and ARD/CRD had less normal muscle tissue and greater amounts of abnormal muscle morphology (p < 0.
The plant was also planning on adding a second product line and needed to support an anticipated twenty percent increase in run-rate challenging the existing elastomer lifetimes for diaphragms and gaskets.
9 to 238 GPM) and are available in models featuring plastic or metal diaphragms.
Self-reported use of male condoms and diaphragms was fairly consistent over the study period, with women reporting condom use in 61-70% of acts and diaphragms in 95-97% of acts.
When timber frame structures are analyzed when subjected to typical wind speeds or seismic ground accelerations, it is very likely that the tenons on members where tension forces are induced will be overstressed if the contribution of the building diaphragms and shear walls are not included in the structural analysis.
It is designed to be less-easily dislodged than traditional diaphragms, and a single size should fit most women.