paradoxical diaphragm phenomenon
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.
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What Is It Called When A Person Is “Speaking In Tongues?”A person who has what is known as “the gift of tongues” is usually in the midst of religious ecstasy, trance, or delirium. The speaker — and often witnesses too — believe that they are being possessed by a supernatural spirit or channeling the language of a deity or divine being, although the words are incomprehensible otherwise. Experts call this phenomenon glossolalia, a Greek compound of the words …
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