diaphragm

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cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm abdomen , abdominal cavity
artery that originates from the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm and branches into the left gastric artery and the common hepatic artery and the splenic artery arteria celiaca , celiac artery , celiac trunk , truncus celiacus
microphone consisting of a capacitor with one plate fixed and the other forming the diaphragm moved by sound waves capacitor microphone , condenser microphone
cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart chest cavity , thoracic cavity
part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates chest , pectus , thorax
birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery contraception , contraceptive method
hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm diaphragmatic hernia , hiatal hernia , hiatus hernia
short part of the esophagus extending downward from the diaphragm to the stomach epicardia
ligament that attaches part of the liver to the diaphragm and the abdominal wall falciform ligament
hernia with part of stomach pushing through diaphragm hiatal hernia , hiatus hernia
(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion hiccough , hiccup , singultus
muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil; it forms the colored portion of the eye iris
diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening iris , iris diaphragm
large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses lien , spleen
one of a pair of nerves that arises from cervical spinal roots and passes down the thorax to innervate the diaphragm and control breathing nervus phrenicus , phrenic nerve
tough outermost layer of the pericardium that is attached to the diaphragm and the sternum parietal pericardium
pleura that lines the inner chest walls and covers the diaphragm parietal pleura
either of two veins that drain the diaphragm phrenic vein , vena phrenica
thin quadrilateral muscle at the junction of the thoracic and lumbar regions; acts to counteract the pull of the diaphragm on the ribs to which it is attached serratus posterior inferior
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