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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus.

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  • SATCHER: Well, the spores get into the lungs and they end up in the lymph nodes, in the chest, what we call the mediastinum (ph).
  • Schwannoma originating from the vagus nerve within the mediastinum is a rare, usually benign tumor.
  • The adjacent sides of the two pleural sacs are central to the thorax, and form that space which is called mediastinum; the heart is located in this mediastinum, U...
  • Several lymphatic glands in the anterior part of the mediastinum contained black fluid. for more
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