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Breathe deeply from your diaphragm.—Anne McCarthy, Health, 31 Oct. 2023 The process, which takes only roughly a second, is activated by the stethoscope user by waving their hand under the dispenser and then placing the stethoscope’s diaphragm into the dispenser’s port to apply the disk.—Kristen Lynch, USA TODAY, 7 Aug. 2023 Easy fixes for when your diaphragm won't stop spasming.—Jessica Migala, Health, 6 Aug. 2023 Two seconds exposure could capture two or three beats of the heart, the act of breathing, movements of the diaphragm or motion of joints.—Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2023 Ultrasonic humidifiers vibrate a metal or ceramic diaphragm to form water droplets, which are then dispersed into the air.—Jon Bitner, wsj.com, 21 Sep. 2023 She was left with holes in her stomach and diaphragm, and part of her pancreas was removed.—Jay Croft, CNN, 2 June 2023 The respiratory system, including the lungs, diaphragm, and windpipe, provides breath support.—Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 29 Aug. 2023 In addition to reducing your heart rate, blood pressure and stress response, learning how to breathe better will improve your diaphragm function and rib mobility, which can improve posture and reduce back pain.—Dana Santas, CNN, 28 Apr. 2023 See More
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Middle English diafragma, borrowed from Late Latin diaphragma, borrowed from Greek diáphragma "partition, barrier, partition of tissue separating organs," from diaphrak-, stem of diaphrássein "to divide off, separate" (from dia-dia- + phrássein, Attic phráttein "to fence in, enclose, block," of obscure origin) + -ma, resultative noun suffix