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The diaphragm is the large muscle that we use to help in breathing. Movement of our ribs via intercostal muscles also helps make room in our lungs. The diaphragm is a large muscle between the chest and abdomen.
Diaphragm: The thin muscle below the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen.
Source: National Institute of Health
Diaphragm: (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
Source: WordNet 2.1
Diaphragm : musculofibrous partition that separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity; contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding inspiration.
Diaphragm : The musculofibrous partition that separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding inspiration.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
Diaphragm: Diaphragm is a general anatomic term that can refer to a variety of structures in the body. These include the thoracic diaphragm, pelvic diaphragm, iris, eardrum, and urogenital diaphragm.
Conditions that can afflict a diaphragm include hiccups, rupture, tears, strains, infection, aniridia, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Diaphragm:
The following conditions are related to the organ: Diaphragm:
The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Diaphragm:
These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Diaphragm:
Condition count: 2 ; see list below.
Organ types: Muscle (60)
Organs: list of all organs
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