Phrenic artery

phrenic artery n.


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    phrenicectomy phren·i·cec·to·my (frěn’ĭ-sěk’tə-mē) n. Excision of a portion of the phrenic nerve. Also called phrenicoexeresis.

  • Phrenic ganglion

    phrenic ganglion n. Any of several small autonomic ganglions contained in the plexuses accompanying the inferior phrenic arteries.

  • Phreniclasia

    phreniclasia phren·i·cla·sia (frěn’ĭ-klā’zhə, -zē-ə) n. Surgical crushing of a section of the phrenic nerve as a substitute for phrenicotomy. Also called phrenemphraxis, phrenicotripsy.

  • Phrenic nerve

    phrenic nerve n. A nerve that arises mainly from the fourth cervical nerve and is primarily the motor nerve of the diaphragm but also sends sensory fibers to the pericardium.

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