Definition: 'Diaphragmatic Pacemaker'
diaphragmatic pacemakerType: Term
1. a device that paces the diaphragm, used in patients with chronic ventilatory insufficiency resulting from quadriplegia or certain types of phrenic nerve malfunction.
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