HyperDic: phrenic_nerve

English > 1 sense of the expression phrenic nerve:
NOUNbodyphrenic nerve, nervus phrenicusone of a pair of nerves that arises from cervical spinal roots and passes down the thorax to innervate the diaphragm and control breathing
English > phrenic nerve: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningOne of a pair of nerves that arises from cervical spinal roots and passes down the thorax to innervate the diaphragm and control breathing.
Synonymnervus phrenicus
Broaderspinal nerve, nervus spinalisAny of the 31 pairs of nerves emerging from each side of the spinal cord (each attached to the cord by two roots
Spanishnervio frénico, nervus phrenicus
Catalannervi frènic, nervus phrenicus

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