phrenicotomy

phrenicotomy Incision of the phrenic nerve in order to induce unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm, which is then pushed up by the abdominal viscera in order to exert compression upon a diseased lung.
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phrenicotomy

Type: Term Pronunciation: fren′i-kot′ŏ-mē Definitions: 1. Section of the phrenic nerve in order to induce unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm, which is then pushed up by the abdominal viscera and exerts compression upon a diseased lung.
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