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Related to phrenic nerves: nervus phrenicus
phrenic nervesThe two main nerves supplying the DIAPHRAGM and thus controlling breathing. Each phrenic nerve arises from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th cervical spinal nerves and passes down through the chest to supply one side of the diaphragm.
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