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Medical Term:

phreniclasia

Pronunciation: fren'i-kla'ze-a

Definition: Crushing of a section of the phrenic nerve to produce a temporary paralysis of the diaphragm.

Synonym(s): phrenemphraxis, phrenicotripsy

[phreni- + G. klasis, a breaking away]

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