diaphragm : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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.
News & Articles
- Lewiston baby needs help from community
A Lewiston baby was diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia weeks before he was born. Since then, he's had four surgeries.
June 12, 2013 - WIVB Buffalo
- 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.