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The musculofibrous partition that separates the THORACIC CAVITY from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding INHALATION.

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Tree Number(s): A01.923.112.250, A02.633.567.900.300

MeSH Unique ID: D003964

Entry Terms:

  • Diaphragms
  • Respiratory Diaphragm
  • Diaphragm, Respiratory
  • Diaphragms, Respiratory
  • Respiratory Diaphragms

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