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Descriptor English:   Diaphragm 
Descriptor Spanish:   Diafragma 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Diafragma 
Synonyms English:   Diaphragm, Respiratory
Diaphragms, Respiratory
Respiratory Diaphragm
Respiratory Diaphragms  
Tree Number:   A02.633.567.900.300
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   IM when organ of respiration; NIM in studies on muscle tissue; /growth: coord with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT; /embryol: coord with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   22421 
Unique Identifier:   D003964 

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