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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 ...

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The ribcage, also called the thoracic cage, is a bony structure made up of the rib bones and their connective tissues and forms part of the body's respiratory system. ... There are 24 ribs in the human body, divided into two sets of 12 curved , flat bones. Each one is attached by cartilage at the back to the thoracic vertebrae.

www.medicalook.com/human_anatomy/organs/Rib_cage.html

The second through the tenth ribs meet with the body of the sternum via costal cartilage. The xiphoid process is available for muscle attachment and does not adhere to the ribs. The costal margin of the ribcage is formed by the fusion of the eight, ninth, and tenth ribs' coastal cartilage. Where the two opposing costal margins ...

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Jun 17, 2016 ... Rib Cage Song/The Human Body for Kids/Learn about the Human Body for Children Learn about your rib cage in the human body with this fun and catchy video and ...

www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/ribs

At the chest, many rib bones connect to the sternum via costal cartilage, segments of hyaline cartilage that allow the rib cage to expand during respiration. Although fixed into place, these ribs do allow for some outward movement, and this helps stabilize the chest during inhalation and exhalation. The human rib cage is ...

www.medicalartlibrary.com/ribcage

Aug 1, 2017 ... The bones of the rib cage are the sternum, the 12 thoracic vertebrae and the 12 pairs of ribs. The sternum is a flat bone that is made up of three parts, the (1) manubrium, (2) body, and the (3) xiphoid process. The top edge of the manubrium has a depression called the suprasternal or jugular notch. All ribs ...

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

May 6, 2011 ... It is necessary to note here that variation in the number of ribs, as of the vertebrae discussed previously, can differ in people and in archaeological populations ( Mays 1999: 15). 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 ...

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The ribs are flat, thin bones that, together with the sternum, make up the ribcage. The ribs provide protection for vital organs in the upper body, including the heart and lungs. The ribs also help to protect major vessels in the upper body. There are twelve pairs of ribs, accounting for 24 total rib bones. The ribs are divided into  ...

www.britannica.com/science/rib-cage

In human skeletal system: The rib cage …the psoas (loin) muscles. The rib cage, or thoracic basket, consists of the 12 thoracic (chest) vertebrae, the 24 ribs, and the breastbone, or sternum. The ribs are curved, compressed bars of bone, with each succeeding rib, from the first, or uppermost, becoming more open in ...