diaphragm muscle


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diaphragm muscle

Origin: internal surfaces of lower six ribs, xiphoid process, vertebral bodies L1-L3. Insertion: central tendon (of diaphragm). Nerve: phrenic, lower six intercostals. Action: inflates lungs
See also: muscle
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Coordinated stimulation of the diaphragm and upper-intercostal muscles followed by stimulation of the abdominal-wall muscles elicited tidal volumes that were larger than those elicited by diaphragm muscle stimulation alone.
As the phrenic nerve regenerates over a period of one year and the diaphragm muscle strengthens, we would not be surprised if he is eventually able to breathe completely on his own," states Dr.
Diaphragm muscle injury and myofibrillar structure induced by resistive loading.
As is customary in this surgery, the full result evolves over about a year's time, with healing of the phrenic nerve and strengthening of the diaphragm muscle.
During the procedure, a surgeon creates four dime-size holes in the abdominal region and inserts a laparoscope so the diaphragm muscle can be seen.
Studies in the Pompe mouse model indicate that ZC-701 clears glycogen to lower levels in skeletal, heart and diaphragm muscle compared to Myozyme and at similar levels compared to second generation compounds that have been tested.
Using a form of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, a surgeon creates four dime-size holes in the abdominal region and inserts a laparoscope so that the diaphragm muscle can be seen.
Electrodes attached to the rats' diaphragm muscles measured the rate at which they were taking in air.
Doctors stated that at the time of the accident many of his ribs got broken and diaphragm muscles parted.
Length-tension relationship of mammalian diaphragm muscles.
As the yawn ends, air streams back out, the head, neck and diaphragm muscles return to their resting positions, and the mouth closes.