What is the role of the diaphragm during respiration?

Answer The diaphragm is a dome-shaped sheet of muscle located below the rib cage. The muscle separates the thoracic (chest) cavity from the abdominal cavity. Tendons of the diaphragm attach to the lungs, ... Read More »

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What does the diaphragm mean in photography?

The diaphragm, often called the "iris" diaphragm for its identical form and function to the iris in your eye, regulates the physical amount of light allowed to pass through a camera lens. It may be... Read More »

What is a diaphragm carburetor?

Diaphragm carburetors are one type of carburetor used in small combustion engines. Atmospheric pressure differences and the power of the vacuum created by the engine moves a flexible diaphragm insi... Read More »

What is a diaphragm in a microscope?

The diaphragm on a light microscope is located beneath the stage. It regulates the amount of light reaching the specimen from the light source. Adjusting the diaphragm increases and decreases the a... Read More »