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Region of the body between the neck and the abdomen

Thorax

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Flattened in front but rounded at the sides

Thorax

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Framework of the walls of thorax;

Is formed by vertebral column behind, the ribs and intercostal spaces on either side, and the sternum and costal cartilages in front

Thoracic cage

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The thorax communicates with this superiorly

Neck

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The thorax is separated from the abdomen by this inferiorly

Diaphragm

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Protects the lungs and heart and affords attachment for the muscles of the thorax, upper extremity, abdomen and back

Thoracic cage

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Median partition

Mediastinum

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This is a thin membrane that covers the lung

Visceral pleura

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Two membranous sacs;
One on each side of the thorax, between the lungs and the thoracic wall

Pleural cavities

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separates the pleural cavity from the mediastinum.

Parietal pleura