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The round ripped through her liver, diaphragm, heart and left lung.
Those include drugs that target serotonin receptors and a device that electrically stimulates the phrenic nerve to force diaphragm movement and maintain breathing.
The gear most hunters carry includes at least three types of calls--the basic box call, the pot and striker call and the diaphragm call, and a good vest has pockets for several of each.
The bullet hit her chest and traveled diagonally downward across her torso, piercing her diaphragm, liver, stomach, and other organs.
The bullet exploded in his diaphragm and fragments lodged in his liver.
Singing may lead to a stronger diaphragm and stimulation of circulation due to the greater amount of oxygen needed to carry a tune.
He's become a much stronger vocalist, no longer singing from his head and instead pulling more from his diaphragm.
In addition, part of his stomach was herniated through his diaphragm.
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Origin and Etymology of diaphragm
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
DIAPHRAGM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of diaphragm for English Language Learners
medical : a large flat muscle that separates the lungs from the stomach area and that is used in breathing
: a device that controls the amount of light passing through the lens of a camera
: a device shaped like a cup that is placed in the vagina to prevent pregnancy
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