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Phrenic Nerve

Descriptions 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

Summary Information: Phrenic Nerve

Phrenic Nerve: The phrenic nerve is a paired nerve that arises from some of the spinal nerves of the cervical region (C3-C5). The phrenic nerve innervates contractions of the diaphragm, which is vital to respiration. It also innervates some sensation to the chest and upper abdomen.

Conditions that afflict the phrenic nerve include hiccups, trauma, muscular dystrophy, tumor, neuropathy, and infection.

Closely Related Organs: Phrenic Nerve

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Phrenic Nerve

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Sub Parts: Phrenic Nerve

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Phrenic Nerve

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