phreniclasia

phreniclasia
Crushing of a section of the phrenic nerve to produce a temporary paralysis of the diaphragm. SYN: phrenemphraxis, phrenicotripsy. [phreni- + G. klasis, a breaking away]

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phren·i·cla·sia .fren-ə-'klā-zh(ē-)ə or phren·i·cla·sis -'klā-səs n, pl -cla·sias or -cla·ses -.sēz PHRENEMPHRAXIS

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phreni·cla·sia (fren″ĭ-klaґzhə) [phrenic nerve + Gr. klasis crushing] crushing of the phrenic nerve with a clamp, formerly done to cause paralysis of the diaphragm. Called also phrenemphraxis and phrenicotripsy.

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  • phreniclasia — phren·i·cla·sia …   English syllables

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  • phrenemphraxis — SYN: phreniclasia. [phren + G. emphraxis, a stoppage] * * * phren·em·phrax·is .fren .em frak səs n, pl phrax·es .sēz crushing of the phrenic nerve for therapeutic reasons * * * phren·em·phrax·is (fren″em frakґsis) phreniclasia …   Medical dictionary

  • phrenicotripsy — SYN: phreniclasia. [phrenico + G. tripsis, a rubbing] * * * phren·i·co·trip·sy (fren″ĭ ko tripґse) [phrenic nerve + tripsy] phreniclasia …   Medical dictionary

  • phrenicoexeresis — SYN: phrenicectomy. [phrenico + G. exairesis, a taking out, fr. haireo, to take, grasp] * * * phren·i·co·ex·er·e·sis .fren i kō ig zer ə səs n, pl e·ses .sēz surgical removal of part of a phrenic nerve * * * phren·i·co·ex·er·e·sis… …   Medical dictionary

  • phreniclasis — phreni·cla·sis (fren″ĭ klaґsis) phreniclasia …   Medical dictionary

  • phren- — combining form or phreni or phreno Etymology: Latin phren , from Greek phren , phreno , from phren , phrēn diaphragm, mind more at frenetic 1. : mind …   Useful english dictionary

  • phreniclasis — noun see phreniclasia …   Useful english dictionary

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