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Phrenic nerve

Introduction: Phrenic nerve

Description of Phrenic nerve

Phrenic nerve: one of a pair of nerves that arises from cervical spinal roots and passes down the thorax to innervate the diaphragm and control breathing.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Phrenic nerve: motor nerve of the diaphragm; phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.
Source: CRISP

Phrenic nerve: The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly C4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Phrenic nerve as an Organ

Phrenic nerve (organ): The phrenic nerve is a paired nerve that arises from some of...more »

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Phrenic nerve

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Phrenic nerve

The following list attempts to classify Phrenic nerve into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • nervus spinalis,spinal nerve
  • nerve,nervus
  • fascicle,fasciculus,fiber bundle,fibre bundle
  • nerve tissue,nervous tissue
  • animal tissue
  • tissue
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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