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(Science: anatomy) Of or pertaining to the diaphragm; diaphragmatic; as, the phrenic nerve.

Origin: Gr, the midriff, or diaphragm, the heart, the mind: cf. F. Phrenique.

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Effects on the urinary system of drinking too much beer

... in the body when the PCO2/H+ concentrations increase to a certain level, the inspiratory is strongly stimulated, nerve impulses are sent along the phrenic and intercostal nerves to inspiratory muscles and breathing resumes. - It is impossible for small children to kill themselves by volunatrily ...

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by Ice84
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Effects on the urinary system of drinking too much beer
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breathing rate

... decrease and carbon dioxide increase in your blood. As soon as a determined level is crossed, the sensors inform your brain which activates your phrenic nerve and generates an inspiration. You breathe, and ... (see upper paragraph) You can train in order to hold your breath for a longer time. ...

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by kiekyon
Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: breathing rate
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What is the hiccups?

... stomach and movement of stomach acid into the esophagus. After that, a disease or irritation in the thorax could be to blame. Irritation of the phrenic nerve (the nerve to the diaphragm) or the diaphragm is often cited as a cause of hiccups, but this is only speculation about the exact mechanism. ...

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by kiekyon
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: What is the hiccups?
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Views: 11073

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