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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"
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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