phrenicectomy phren·i·cec·to·my (frěn’ĭ-sěk’tə-mē)
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.
- Phrenicocolic ligament
phrenicocolic ligament phren·i·co·col·ic ligament (frěn’ĭ-kō-kŏl’ĭk, -kō’lĭk) n. A triangular fold of peritoneum attached to the left flexure of the colon and to the diaphragm, on which the inferior extremity of the spleen rests.