paradoxical diaphragm phenomenon

n.

A phenomenon occurring in pyopneumothorax, hydropneumothorax, and some cases of injury in which the diaphragm on the affected side rises during inspiration and falls during expiration.

Nearby words

  1. pinfold,
  2. ping,
  3. ping hsin,
  4. ping-pong,
  5. pinger,
  6. pinguecula,
  7. pinguid,
  8. pinhead,
  9. pinheaded,
  10. pinhole


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