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Diaphragm MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Diaphragm
Tree Number(s)
A01.923.112.250
A02.633.567.900.300
Unique ID
D003964
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003964
Annotation
IM when organ of respiration; NIM in studies on muscle tissue; /‌growth: coord with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT; /‌embryol: coord with MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT if pertinent
Scope Note
The musculofibrous partition that separates the THORACIC CAVITY from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding INHALATION.
Entry Term(s)
Respiratory Diaphragm
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/07/06
Diaphragm Preferred
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