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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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Close your eyes, and take several diaphragmatic breaths.
This is the second reported case of diaphragmatic paralysis in association with adalimumab use.
Thus, in considering diaphragmatic weakness, the ideal prescription of MV should minimise PEEP wherever possible to reduce the negative impact on diaphragm strength.
Bochdalek hernia is a posterolateral diaphragmatic defect resulting from failure of the retroperitoneal canal membrane to fuse with the dorsal esophageal mesentery and the body wall.
Blaney F, Sawyer T (1997) Sonographic measurement of diaphragmatic motion after upper abdominal surgery: a comparison of three breathing manoeuvres.
Plain radiographs displayed large-bowel obstruction with evidence of perforation and suspected diaphragmatic herniation of the large bowel (Figs 1-3).
The fetuses in the FETO group all had severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), which by definition involves liver herniation into the chest cavity.
Three-month-old James has been in hospital since he was born suffering from congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
With the return of diaphragmatic breathing, the massage action of the diaphragm on the internal organs, glands, and spine will stimulate an increase in circulation of the blood, lymphatic, and nervous systems, helping the internal organs and glands to return to a state of health.
Urmey and McDonald (2) found changes in diaphragmatic motion 2 minutes after IS block.
49) Duke et al confirmed these data in an immature canine model, and they found evidence that a vagal response from a chemoreceptor probably induced laryngospasm and diaphragmatic arrest in immature canine larynges.
Positioning the 360-degree wrap below the diaphragmatic hiatus can avoid gas-tropericardial fistula, an occasional late complication of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication surgery in patients with unre-paired hiatal hernias.
According to Stu Millheiser, a recent report suggests that diaphragmatic pacing, which was once believed to be a breakthrough treatment for ALS, may actually cause more harm than good.
Katy - who was only eight months old at the time - was rushed to Birmingham Children's Hospital with a diaphragmatic hernia for which she received emergency surgery.