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1

which nerve innervates the diaphragm?

phrenic nerve

2

phrenic nerve

originates at C 3-4-5

central portion of diaphragm

c 3,4,5 keeps the diaphragm alive

3

fissure

where two layers (lobe) of visceral pleura meet

4

recess

where two layers of parietal pleura meet
ex: costodiaphragmatic recess

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mediastinum

space between the two pleura

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lines of reflection

changes is pleura directions

7

if there is fluid in the pleura sac, where do you stick needle to drain?

9th intercostal space

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superior mediastinum

everything above sternal angle, pericardium, and T5

9

anterior mediastinum

in front of pericardium

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middle mediastinum

pericardium

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posterior mediastinum

behind the pericardium

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what is in the superior mediastinum?

trachea

13

thoracic duct

main vessel of the lymphatic system

14

vagus nerve

supplies pulmonary, esophageal, and cardiac plexus