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Medical Term:

nucleus of phrenic nerve


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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