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phrenic

[fren-ik] /ˈfrɛn ɪk/
adjective
1.
Anatomy. of or pertaining to the diaphragm.
2.
Physiology. relating to the mind or mental activity.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Neo-Latin phrenicus. See phren-, -ic
Related forms
postphrenic, adjective
subphrenic, adjective
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Examples for phrenic
  • Further treatment may include a phrenic nerve block.
  • When the solar plexus is struck, the diaphragm sustains a concussion, which it transmits to the phrenic nerve.
  • It's a temporary paralysis of the diaphragm caused by traumatizing the phrenic nerve.
  • It receives one or two branches from the phrenic nerve.
British Dictionary definitions for phrenic

phrenic

/ˈfrɛnɪk/
adjective
1.
  1. of or relating to the diaphragm
  2. (as noun) the phrenic
2.
(obsolete) of or relating to the mind
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin phrenicus, from Greek phrēn mind, diaphragm
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phrenic in Medicine

phrenic phren·ic (frěn'ĭk, frē'nĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the mind.

  2. Of or relating to the diaphragm.

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