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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rib_cage

The rib cage is an arrangement of bones in the thorax of all vertebrates except the lamprey and the frog. It is formed by the vertebral column, ribs, and sternum and encloses the heart and lungs. In humans, the rib cage, also known as the thoracic cage, is a bony and cartilaginous structure which surrounds the thoracic cavity ...

www.webmd.boots.com/a-to-z-guides/picture-ribs-ribcage

Picture of the ribcage. The ribcage, also called the thoracic cage, is a bony structure made up of the rib bones and their connective tissues. The ribcage forms part of the body's respiratory system. It enables expansion of the chest cavity so that the lungs can expand and breathe in oxygen. The ribcage also encloses the ...

www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,,-1550,00.html

James Mercer, Sheffield. This is Biblical bull. Both men and women have the same number of ribs, 12 pairs. J. Bean, London. It is logical that men and women would have the same number of ribs. The rib cage protects the vital organs within the rib cage. Surely a Creator could replace Adam's rib once he had made the point ...

answers.webmd.com/answers/1198400/how-many-ribs-do-we-have

Both men and women have 24 ribs, twelve on each side. Each rib is attached to a spinal bone (thoracic vertebra) in the back. The first seven pairs of...

thesebonesofmine.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/skeletal-series-part-5-the-human-rib-cage

May 6, 2011 ... The function of the rib cage, as the main upper part of the torso in the human body, is to protect the vital organs that lie within the protective enclave of ... The skeletal group found & studied was composed of 14 adolescent and young adult males, who were recovered from 3 superimposed layers at the site.

answersingenesis.org/creationism/arguments-to-avoid/women-have-more-ribs-than-men

Aug 10, 2010 ... This genetic information was passed on to his offspring, both male and female. Thus his offspring should have had complete sets of ribs. The most basic picture book of the human body shows even young children that women and men have the same number of ribs. Observations in the present world thus ...

answersingenesis.org/human-body/the-amazing-regenerating-rib

Feb 4, 2009 ... The rib cage can be thought of as a handle on a bucket. When we breathe in, the muscles attached to the ribs pull the ribs out just as when you lift the handle on a bucket from the side—it goes out and up. The lungs are coordinated with this movement, expand and take air in. The opposite occurs when we ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16476656

The volume of the rib cage is about 10% smaller in females than in males having the same height although the reason for this is presently unclear. The cranio- caudal inclination of ribs is greater in females than males but the length of ribs has not previously been compared between the sexes. In 23 males and 23 females ...

emedicine.medscape.com/article/395172-overview

Nov 9, 2016 ... Frontal image of the rib cage. Ribs 1-12 demonstra Frontal image of the rib cage. Ribs 1-12 demonstrate the variable shape of the upper 9 ribs. The 12th rib does not articulate anteriorly. The sternum consists of the manubrium (M), the body (S), and the xiphoid (X). The ribs articulate with the sternum via the ...