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Ribs

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tigrebright's version from 2017-02-05 02:37

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12 pairs of ribs long, curved bones that attach posteriorly to the thoracic vertebrae.
true ribs. Anteriorly rib pairs 1–7 connect to the sternum
false ribsRibs 8–10 connect to cartilage anteriorly
floating ribs. ribs 11–12 are also connected to the thoracic spine posteriorly, but are free from connection anteriorly.
anteriorfront
sternum(breastbone) is a dagger-shaped bone located anteriorly in the middle of the chest.
three divisions of the sternum the upper portion is the manubrium (handle); the middle section (which is the longest part) is the body; and the smallest, most distal portion (i.e., farthest from the handle) is the xiphoid process.
sternal anglearea on the sternum where the manubrium and the body join
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