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(mē″dē-ăs-tī′nă) pl. mediastina [L. mediastinus, a lowly servant, a drudge, a member of the middle class]
1. A septum or cavity between two principal portions of an organ. 2. The mass of organs and tissues separating the lungs. It contains the heart, great vessels, trachea, esophagus, thymus, lymph nodes, and connective tissue.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Mediastinum." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754623/all/mediastina.
Mediastinum. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754623/all/mediastina. Accessed December 13, 2019.
Mediastinum. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754623/all/mediastina
Mediastinum [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 13]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754623/all/mediastina.
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