Medical terms explained

Medical terms explained

Brachial plexus

The bundle of nerves from the neck to the armpit which supplies movement and feeling to the shoulder, arm and hand.

Diaphragm

The muscle underneath the lungs that is used for breathing.

Hernia

A lump that occurs from a weakness in the wall of the abdomen.

Phrenic nerve

The nerve from the spine to the diaphragm.

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