The Thoracic Cage

  • Herbert H. Srebnik
Chapter

Abstract

The thoracic cage is the protective armor that shields the heart, lungs, and great vessels as well as many abdominal organs. The liver, gall bladder, and spleen, to name just a few, lie under the cover of ribs, because the concavity of the dome-shaped diaphragm is part of the abdominal cavity.

Keywords

Cage Respiration Gall 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert H. Srebnik
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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