phrenic nerve

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phrenic nerve

[′fren·ik ¦nərv]
(neuroscience)
A nerve, arising from the third, fourth, and fifth cervical (cervical plexus) segments of the spinal cord; innervates the diaphragm.
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ABOUT BREATHING PACEMAKERS An Avery Breathing Pacemaker is an implanted phrenic nerve or diaphragm stimulator.
We believe that inducing a temporary phrenic nerve palsy during this procedure may help in preventing the dislodgement of topical sealant.
On the other night, they received phrenic nerve stimulation with the generator remaining outside the body.
Diaphragm contractions induced by phrenic nerve stimulation were fully inhibited by tubocurarine in a concentration-dependent manner ([IC.
The three main concerns of bilateral brachial plexus blockade are LA toxicity, phrenic nerve block and pneumothorax.
The majority of hiccups are caused by irritation of the phrenic nerve, which is the nerve supplying the diaphragm, though there is also an area in the brain - the hiccup centre - which can occasionally be involved.
Thymic carcinomas are larger tumors, and the findings of invasion of the great vessels, lymphadenopathy, phrenic nerve palsy, and lung or distant metastases are seen only in patients with thymic carcinoma.
They learned about fundraising, audience development, and board building in an earlier enterprise, Phrenic New Ballet.
Which part of the body is supplied with blood by the phrenic arteries?
Anyway, the boffins say, "When a piece of food is swallowed that is too large for the natural peristalsis of the oesophagus to move the food quickly into the stomach, it applies pressure on the phrenic nerve, invoking the hiccup reflex.
Phrenic nerve palsy (PNP) is often associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis-related expansile pneumonia, possibly because of nerve entrapment by healing fibrosis.