bones of the thorax

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bones of the thorax

clavicle, scapula, sternum, ribs are

clavicle

medical name for "collar bone"

collar bone

general name for "clavicle"

clavicle

name the slender bone, which is one on each side of the body, connecting the breast bone to each shoulder bone.

scapula

medical name for "shoulder bone"

shoulder bone

general name for "scapula"

scapula

two flat, triangular bones, one on each dorsal side of the thorax.

acromion

the extension of the scapula that joins with the clavicle to form the joint of the shoulder is called

extremity

meaning of "acr/o" eg. acromion

shoulder

meaning of "om/o" eg. acromion

sternum

medical name for "breastbone"

sternum

a flat bone extending down the midline of the chest.

clavicle and ribs

the uppermost part of the sternum articulates on the sides with the

diaphragm and abdominal muscles

the lower, narrower portion of the sternum is attached to the

xiphoid process

the lower portion of the sternum is called the

sword

meaning of "xiph/o"

12

how many pairs of 'ribs' are there in thorax

costal cartilages

the first 7 pairs join the sternum anteriorly through cartilaginous attachments called

true ribs

ribs 1-7 are called

true ribs

they join with the sternum anteriorly and with the vertebral column in the back.

false ribs

ribs 8-10 are called

false ribs

They join with the vertebral column in the back but join the 7th rib anteriorly instead of attaching to the sternum

floating ribs

ribs 11 and 12 are called

anterior

floating ribs are completely free at their *** extremity

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