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.

Nearby words

  1. excess supply,
  2. excess-profits tax,
  3. excessive,
  4. exch.,
  5. exchange,
  6. exchange rate,
  7. exchange rate mechanism,
  8. exchange student,
  9. exchange transfusion,
  10. exchangeable


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