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Diaphragm

Introduction: Diaphragm

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.

Descriptions of Diaphragm

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.
Source: CRISP

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)

Summary Information: Diaphragm

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.

Closely Related Organs: Diaphragm

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Diaphragm:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Diaphragm

The following conditions are related to the organ: Diaphragm:

Sub Parts: Diaphragm

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Diaphragm:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Diaphragm

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Diaphragm:

Condition count: 2 ; see list below.

Organ types: Muscle (60)

Related organs: chest (6), abdomen (6), breathing (1)

Organs: list of all organs

Diseases List for Diaphragm:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Diaphragm' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

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