• 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)
  • abdominal
  • Small holes in the membranous portion of the diaphragm sometimes allow abnormal accumulations of fluid or air to move from the abdominal cavity (where pressure is positive during inspiration) into the pleural spaces of the chest (where pressure is negative during inspiration). (britannica.com)
  • As a dome, the diaphragm has peripheral attachments to structures that make up the abdominal and chest walls. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pumps
  • FLOTRONIC Pumps Ltd's diaphragm pump offers unique construction design (one nut to change diaphragms), 15 minute diaphragm change-out maintenance 'turn-around' and a wide range of styles, sizes and materials of construction options. (ferret.com.au)
  • The pumps come with a variety of features suitable across many industries and applications, including - a very long-life PTFE diaphragms as standard (bonded one-piece 24/7 rated duty cycle plus 35M cycles before the test machine needs to be used for anything else) and a very short stroke-length. (ferret.com.au)
  • Pump construction materials are available in sizes 1/2" to 4", 316/304 stainless steel, diaphragm pumps in Hastelloy-C, aluminium, Polypropylene, Kynar (PVDF) and fully PTFE lined pumps for harsh chemical service (K Series). (ferret.com.au)
  • Fluid passes through the centre of the pump and air pressure and air flow is applied to the outside of the diaphragms (the reverse to conventional 'figure-of-eight' competitive pumps). (ferret.com.au)
  • Diaphragm pumps are one of Process Pumps' main products sold over the years. (ferret.com.au)
  • The Qdos pump is being used in preference to traditional diaphragm pumps for metering precipitants that help eliminate phosphate in wastewater. (environmental-expert.com)
  • The EK Series are solenoid-driven, diaphragm metering pumps with capacities up to 6.7 GPH (25.4 l/h) and a maximum pressure of 150 PSI (10 bar). (environmental-expert.com)
  • The viscous lime slurry used to maintain a neutral pH during the water treatment process was causing frequent blockages in the diaphragm pumps used by Buckton Castle WTW. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Diaphragm Pumps deliver a hermetic seal between the drive mechanism and the compression chamber, allowing the pump to transfer, compress, and evacuate the medium without a lubricant. (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)
  • esophagus
  • A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach and the esophagus push up through the hiatus, which is the opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus con. (reference.com)
  • stainless steel
  • Metal diaphragms of stainless steel (several grades), Carpenter 20, Hastelloy, Monel, Inconel, tantalum, titanium and several other metals are in common use where high pressure ratings and specific chemical compatibility are required. (wikipedia.org)
  • substantially
  • 2. A pressure diaphragm as set forth in claim 1, wherein said fluid channel extends substantially directly between said fluid inlet means and said fluid outlet means. (google.com)
  • 4. A pressure diaphragm as set forth in claim 1, wherein said exterior surface is substantially larger than said opening. (google.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • fluid inlet
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • In a phonograph reproducer, the diaphragm is a flat disk of typically mica isinglass that converts the mechanical vibration imparted on the buttress from the recorded groove into sound. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • structures
  • The thoracic spinal levels at which the three major structures pass through the diaphragm can be remembered by the number of letters contained in each structure: Vena Cava (8 letters) - Passes through the diaphragm at T8. (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)
  • Lung
  • Relaxation of the diaphragm and the natural elasticity of lung tissue and the thoracic cage produce expiration . (britannica.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • known
  • Spasmodic inspiratory movement of the diaphragm produces the characteristic sound known as hiccupping . (britannica.com)
  • 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)
  • Diaphragm seals (also known as chemical seals or gauge guards) are also used to protect a process fluid from the pressure sensor. (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)
  • 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)
  • Seals
  • Common uses for diaphragm seals are to protect pressure sensors from the fluid whose pressure is being measured. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • muscles
  • The muscles of the diaphragm arise from the lower part of the sternum (breastbone), the lower six ribs, and the lumbar (loin) vertebrae of the spine and are attached to a central membranous tendon . (britannica.com)
  • pressure
  • 3. A pressure diaphragm as set forth in claim 1, wherein said exterior surface is flat. (google.com)
  • 9. A pressure diaphragm as set forth in claim 8, wherein said fluid channel is elongate. (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 action of the diaphragm is very similar to the action of a plunger with the exception that a diaphragm responds to changes in pressure rather than the mechanical force of the shaft. (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)
  • 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)