Organ: Diaphragm

Diaphragm: Large frontal abdominal muscle involved in breathing
Introduction: The diaphragm is the large muscle that we use to help in breathing. Movement of our ribs via intercostal muscles also helps make room in our lungs. The diaphragm is a large muscle between the chest and abdomen.
Condition count: 2 ; see list below.
Organ types: Muscles (60)
Related organs: chest (6), abdomen (6), breathing (1)
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Diaphragm' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:


  • Hiatal hernia ... diaphragm


  • Stitch ... diaphragm

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