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Medical Term:

nucleus of phrenic nerve

Definition

neuron cell bodies located in the more medial portions of the anterior horn at cervical levels C3–C7 that innervate the diaphragm via the phrenic nerve.

Synonym(s): nucleus nervi phreniciTA, phrenic nucleus

See Also: phrenic nucleus

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