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dahy uhf ram

  • n  a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
    the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
  • n  (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
  • n  a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
  • n  electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves

  • But the cap has a decided advantage over the diaphragm: it can be reliably left in place for several days (against hours for the diaphragm) and thus affords greater sexual .
  • Another serious condition that can be mistaken for simple heartburn is a hiatus herniaa defect in the diaphragm where the gullet (esophagus) passes through, just above the .
  • The diaphragm is bigger and more fragile.

  • Ralph MacDonald in Chicago Sun-Times
    Donny had a different vibe than other people,MacDonald said during a break from visiting his son in Orlando, Fla. "Donny sang from his diaphragm. You heard the note come from deep within. It had different tone. Most singers sing from their...
  • Claire Danes in Los Angeles Times
    Before this, I didn't know where my diaphragm was,Danes says.
  • Robert Jarvik in Salt Lake Tribune
    Jarvik says he changed the shape of the heart to more closely mimic a human heart to solve the first problem, and invented a "multilayer blood pump diaphragm" to address the second.

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