electrophrenic respiration

[ĭ-lĕk′trō-frĕnĭk]

n.

Respiration induced by the application of rhythmic electrical stimulation at the motor points of the phrenic nerve, usually used on individuals whose nervous respiratory center is paralyzed as a result of acute bulbar poliomyelitis.

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