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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/mediastinum.
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/mediastinum. Accessed June 18, 2019.
Mediastinum. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754623/all/mediastinum
Mediastinum [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754623/all/mediastinum.
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