What is diaphragm?

  • (noun): A contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix.
    Synonyms: pessary, contraceptive diaphragm
    See also — Additional definitions below

Diaphragm

Diaphragm (Ancient Greek: διάφραγμα diáphragma "partition") may refer to any of the following:

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Some articles on diaphragm:

Muscles Of Respiration - Diaphragm
... Diaphragm Respiratory system Latin diaphragma Gray's subject #117 404 The diaphragm is crucial for breathing and respiration ... During inhalation, the diaphragm contracts, thus enlarging the thoracic cavity (the external intercostal muscles also participate in this enlargement) ... When the diaphragm relaxes, air is exhaled by elastic recoil of the lung and the tissues lining the thoracic cavity in conjunction with the abdominal muscles which act as an antagonist paired with the ...
Septum Transversum - Innervation
... During embryonic development of the thoracic diaphragm, myoblast cells from the septum invade the other components of the diaphragm ... They thus give rise to the motor and sensory innervation of the muscular diaphragm by the phrenic nerve ...
SILCS Diaphragm
... The SILCS diaphragm is a silicone barrier contraceptive device which is inserted vaginally to cover the cervix ... It functions identically to a normal contraceptive diaphragm, but avoids the need for many sizes and a pelvic exam for a correct fit it is designed as a "one size fits most" device ... relied heavily on results from studies of current and former diaphragm users and clinicians to improve acceptability and satisfaction ...
Diaphragm - Other
... Thoracic diaphragm, a thin sheet of muscle under the lungs Diaphragm (contraceptive), a small rubber dome placed in the vagina to wall off the cervix, thus ...
Chlorine Production - Gas Extraction - Diaphragm Cell Electrolysis (Bipolar)
... In diaphragm cell electrolysis, an asbestos (or polymer-fiber) diaphragm separates a cathode and an anode, preventing the chlorine forming at the anode ... salt solution (brine) is continuously fed to the anode compartment and flows through the diaphragm to the cathode compartment, where the caustic alkali is ... As a result, diaphragm methods produce alkali that is quite dilute (about 12%) and of lower purity than do mercury cell methods ...

More definitions of "diaphragm":

  • (noun): (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration.
    Synonyms: midriff
  • (noun): Electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves.
  • (noun): A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens.
    Example: "The new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
    Synonyms: stop