phrenic artery n.
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 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.