Definition of Nervus phrenicus

1. Noun. One of a pair of nerves that arises from cervical spinal roots and passes down the thorax to innervate the diaphragm and control breathing.

Exact synonyms: Phrenic Nerve
Generic synonyms: Nervus Spinalis, Spinal Nerve



Medical Definition of Nervus phrenicus

1. The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibres originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly c4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Phrenicus

nervus occipitalis minor
nervus occipitalis tertius
nervus octavus
nervus oculomotorius
nervus ophthalmicus
nervus opticus
nervus palatinus major
nervus pectoralis lateralis
nervus pectoralis medialis
nervus peroneus communis
nervus peroneus profundus
nervus peroneus superficialis
nervus petrosus major
nervus petrosus minor
nervus petrosus profundus
nervus phrenicus (current term)
nervus plantaris lateralis
nervus plantaris medialis
nervus presacralis
nervus pterygoideus
nervus radialis
nervus saccularis
nervus saphenus
nervus sciaticus
nervus spinalis
nervus spinosus
nervus splanchnicus imus
nervus splanchnicus major

Literary usage of Nervus phrenicus

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1. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1870)
"The extensive investigations of Luschka (Der nervus phrenicus des Menschen, 1853, p. 14) enabled the author to explain the unusual course of the whole nerve ..."

2. Medicinisch-chirurgische Rundschau (1867)
"... der Tumor eingeschlossen ist. sieht man in der gegen das vordere Mediastinum gewendeten Partie den rechten nervus phrenicus fest eingewachsen verlaufen. ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"145, 146), but the phrenic nerve requires careful consideration. nervus phrenicus.—The importance of the phrenic nerve depends upon the ..."

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