• vaginal
  • Since vaginas vary in size, each patient will need to be fitted by a doctor or nurse with a diaphragm that conforms to the shape and contour of the vagina as well as the strength of the muscles in the vaginal walls. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Toxic shock syndrome - An uncommon, but potentially fatal, disease that has been associated with the use of diaphragms and vaginal tampons. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Before inserting or removing a diaphragm, one should first wash one's hands to avoid introducing harmful bacteria into the vaginal canal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lubricants or vaginal medications that contain oil will cause the latex to rapidly degrade and greatly increases the chances of the diaphragm breaking or tearing. (wikipedia.org)
  • seal
  • A diaphragm compressor is a variant of the classic reciprocating compressor with backup and piston rings and rod seal. (wikipedia.org)
  • An elastomeric diaphragm can be used as a versatile dynamic seal that removes many of the limitations found with other sealing methods. (wikipedia.org)
  • With the right material consideration, diaphragms can seal over a wide range of pressures and temperatures without needing lubrication or maintenance. (wikipedia.org)
  • For multiple acts of intercourse, it is recommended that an additional 5 mL of spermicide be inserted into the vagina (not into the dome-the seal of the diaphragm should not be broken) before each act. (wikipedia.org)
  • thorax
  • Its actually 2 very long nerves that start at the base of the brain, run down both sides of the neck, then down each side of the heart, into the thorax, and onto the diaphragm. (medhelp.org)
  • There are a number of openings in the diaphragm through which structures pass between the thorax and abdomen. (wikipedia.org)
  • rigid
  • On the other hand, rigid diaphragms transfer load to frames or shear walls depending on their flexibility and their location in the structure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anatomy
  • Other mammals have diaphragms, and other vertebrates such as amphibians and reptiles have diaphragm-like structures, but important details of the anatomy vary, such as the position of the lungs in the abdominal cavity. (wikipedia.org)
  • This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918) Anatomy figure: 40:04-16 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The abdominal surface of the diaphragm. (wikipedia.org)
  • muscle
  • This is a diaphragm muscle from SU9516 treated dystrophin deficient mouse showing nuclei (blue), myofibers (outlined in red) and regenerating muscle fibers (green). (eurekalert.org)
  • Others such as Brouillette and Marzocchi suggested that advances in encapsulation and electrode technologies could improve system longevity and reduce damage to diaphragm muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • The muscle fibres of the diaphragm emerge from many surrounding structures. (wikipedia.org)
  • flexible
  • Since diaphragm seals need to be highly flexible, elastomers are commonly used, and include a wide variety of both general purpose and speciality rubbers. (wikipedia.org)
  • In mechanics, a diaphragm is a sheet of a semi-flexible material anchored at its periphery and most often round in shape. (wikipedia.org)
  • Flexible diaphragms resist lateral forces depending on the tributary area, irrespective of the flexibility of the members that they are transferring force to. (wikipedia.org)
  • intercourse
  • Diaphragms may be inserted two-three hours prior to intercourse, and must be left in place for six to eight hours following sexual relations. (encyclopedia.com)
  • If she desires to have intercourse again before the six to eight hours have passed, the diaphragm should not be removed. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The diaphragm must be inserted sometime before sexual intercourse, and remain in the vagina for 6 to 8 hours after a man's last ejaculation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The diaphragm only has to be used during intercourse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Like all cervical barriers, diaphragms may be inserted several hours before use, allowing uninterrupted foreplay and intercourse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most couples find that neither partner can feel the diaphragm during intercourse. (wikipedia.org)
  • typically
  • Diaphragms are typically horizontal, but can be sloped such as in a gable roof on a wood structure or concrete ramp in a parking garage. (wikipedia.org)
  • pregnancy
  • The actual pregnancy rates among diaphragm users vary depending on the population being studied, with yearly rates of 10% to 39% being reported. (wikipedia.org)
  • fluid
  • I think it may be because I had to have 2 liters of fluid taken out of my left lung, but it's my right side of the diaphragm that is paralyzed. (medhelp.org)
  • 9. A pressure diaphragm as set forth in claim 8, wherein said fluid channel is elongate. (google.com)
  • 14. A pressure diaphragm as set forth in claim 9, wherein said fluid inlet coupling means and said fluid outlet coupling means are formed with said body as an integral unit. (google.com)
  • 9. The diaphragm valve according to claim 7, wherein the passageway and the drainway are without a depression below grade from which a fluid droplet cannot flow downward to exit from the drainway. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 10. The diaphragm valve according to claim 7, wherein the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet each form an angle with the vertical of from about 30 to about 60 degrees. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 11. The diaphragm valve according to claim 10, the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet each form an angle with the vertical of about 45 degrees. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Common uses for diaphragm seals are to protect pressure sensors from the fluid whose pressure is being measured. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diaphragm seals (also known as chemical seals or gauge guards) are also used to protect a process fluid from the pressure sensor. (wikipedia.org)
  • Those employing one or more unsealed diaphragms with the fluid to be pumped on both sides. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the chamber pressure later increases from decreased volume (the diaphragm moving down), the fluid previously drawn in is forced out. (wikipedia.org)
  • Finally, the diaphragm moving up once again draws fluid into the chamber, completing the cycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • The increase and decrease in volume caused by the action of the diaphragm alternately forces fluid out the chamber and draws more fluid in from its source. (wikipedia.org)
  • lungs
  • With this excercise, you are stretching and excercising the diaphragm and expanding ONLY the lower portios of your lungs. (medhelp.org)
  • When not stimulated, the diaphragm relaxes and air moves out of the lungs (expiration). (wikipedia.org)
  • Liver
  • In humans, the diaphragm is slightly asymmetric-its right half is higher up (superior) to the left half, since the large liver rests beneath the right half of the diaphragm. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spermicide
  • Prior to insertion, the inside of the dome and the rim are covered with a thick layer (perhaps a tablespoon) of a spermicide that is compatible with the diaphragm being used. (encyclopedia.com)
  • A water-based lubricant (usually spermicide) may be applied to the rim of the diaphragm to aid insertion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Contraceptive Technology reports that the method failure rate of the diaphragm with spermicide is 6% per year. (wikipedia.org)
  • INVENTOR
  • Henri Corblin, generally recognised as the inventor of the metallic diaphragm compressor, was based nearby in Paris itself and in 1923 he received a US patent for his invention and design work. (wikipedia.org)
  • Seals
  • Diaphragm seals are susceptible to failure via several mechanisms, including cracking. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are two main categories of diaphragm valves: one type seals over a "weir" (saddle) and the other (sometimes called a "full bore or straight-way" valve) seals over a seat. (wikipedia.org)
  • walls
  • In structural engineering, a diaphragm is a structural element that transmits lateral loads to the vertical resisting elements of a structure (such as shear walls or frames). (wikipedia.org)
  • draws
  • In 1867, Dr. Désiré van Monckhoven, in one of the earliest books on photographic optics, draws a distinction betweens stops and diaphragms in photography, but not in optics, saying: "Let us see what takes place when the stop is removed from the lens to a proper distance. (wikipedia.org)
  • barrier
  • Many women, especially those who have sex less frequently, prefer barrier contraception such as the diaphragm over methods that require some action every day. (wikipedia.org)
  • pressure
  • 3. A pressure diaphragm as set forth in claim 1, wherein said exterior surface is flat. (google.com)
  • in this type of valve, air pressure is applied through a pilot valve into the actuator which in turn raises the diaphragm and opens the valve. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most common lateral loads to be resisted are those resulting from wind and earthquake actions, but other lateral loads such as lateral earth pressure or hydrostatic pressure can also be resisted by diaphragm action. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • A hiatal hernia is a condition in which a part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm through a small opening known as the hiatus, as stated by May. (reference.com)
  • Most modern cameras use a type of adjustable diaphragm known as an iris diaphragm, and often referred to simply as an iris. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the early years of photography, a lens could be fitted with one of a set of interchangeable diaphragms , often as brass strips known as Waterhouse stops or Waterhouse diaphragms. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to the well known, two way shut off diaphragm valve, other types include: Three way zero deadleg valve, sterile access port, block and bleed, valbow and tank bottom valve. (wikipedia.org)
  • contraception
  • The effectiveness of diaphragms, as of most forms of contraception, can be assessed two ways: method effectiveness and actual effectiveness. (wikipedia.org)
  • The diaphragm does not interfere with a woman's natural cycle, therefore, no reversal or wait time is necessary, if contraception is no longer wanted or needed. (wikipedia.org)
  • The diaphragm is less expensive than many other methods of contraception. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • Those dealing with a bruised diaphragm may have little to no symptoms, but if the injury is severe enough, they may experience trouble breathing, coughing or symptoms indicative of a bowel obstruction. (reference.com)
  • passage
  • The invention pertains to a i'upturable diaphragm located between the compartments of a container which is impervious to the passage of the material within 4the compartments from passing from one to the other side thereof. (google.com)
  • to secure a rupturable diaphragm between a pair of compartments of a container which is impervious to the passage of either material therethrough and which is readily ruptured to prevent the mixing of the materials out of contact with the air, and in general to provide a rupturable diaphragm between a pair of compartments of a container which is simple in construction, positive in operation and economical of manufacture. (google.com)
  • a hole in the center of the diaphragm of the sella turcica giving passage to the infundibulum of the hypothalamus. (drugs.com)
  • The role of the diaphragm is to stop the passage of light, except for the light passing through the aperture. (wikipedia.org)