Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Free
Faster access than browser!
 

Rib cage

+ Save concept

The rib cage is an arrangement of bones in the thorax of most vertebrates. [1]

76 relations: Adam and Eve, Anatomical terms of location, Anatomy, Andreas Vesalius, Articulation of head of rib, Axilla, Bifid rib, Bird, Birth defect, Body modification, Bone, Brachial plexus, Bucket handle movement, Cartilage, Cervical rib, Cervical vertebrae, Corset, Costal cartilage, Costal facet, Costotransverse ligament, Crocodile, De humani corporis fabrica, Fascia, Flail chest, Flemish people, Forensic pathology, Gray's Anatomy, Groin, Herpetology, Human skeleton, Iliocostalis, Intercostal arteries, Intercostal muscle, Intercostal nerves, Intercostal space, Intercostal veins, Intercostal vessels, Intra-articular ligament of head of rib, Joint, Longissimus, Lumbar vertebrae, Muscle, Pectus carinatum, Pectus excavatum, Pump handle movement, Pylorus, Reptile, Respiratory system, Rib, Rib cage, ..., Rib fracture, Rib removal, S&P Global, Sacrum, Salamander, Scalene muscles, Scalene tubercle, Serratus anterior muscle, Shoulder girdle, Skin, Sternum, Subclavian artery, Subclavian vein, Testosterone, Thoracic cavity, Thoracic diaphragm, Thoracic vertebrae, Thoracic wall, Thorax, Tightlacing, Transpyloric plane, Uncinate processes of ribs, Vertebra, Vertebral column, Vertebrate, Xiphoid process. Expand index (26 more) »

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve, according to the creation myth of the Abrahamic religions, were the first man and woman.

New!!: Rib cage and Adam and Eve · See more »

Anatomical terms of location

Standard anatomical terms of location deal unambiguously with the anatomy of animals, including humans.

New!!: Rib cage and Anatomical terms of location · See more »

Anatomy

Anatomy (Greek anatomē, “dissection”) is the branch of biology concerned with the study of the structure of organisms and their parts.

New!!: Rib cage and Anatomy · See more »

Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius (31 December 1514 – 15 October 1564) was a 16th-century Flemish anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body).

New!!: Rib cage and Andreas Vesalius · See more »

Articulation of head of rib

The articulations of the heads of the ribs (or costocentral articulations) constitute a series of gliding or arthrodial joints, and are formed by the articulation of the heads of the typical ribs with the facets on the contiguous margins of the bodies of the thoracic vertebrae and with the intervertebral fibrocartilages between them; the first, eleventh and twelfth ribs each articulate with a single vertebra.

New!!: Rib cage and Articulation of head of rib · See more »

Axilla

The axilla (also, armpit, underarm or oxter) is the area on the human body directly under the joint where the arm connects to the shoulder.

New!!: Rib cage and Axilla · See more »

Bifid rib

A bifid rib (bifurcated rib or sternum bifidum) is a congenital abnormality of the rib cage and associated muscles and nerves which occurs in about 1.2% of humans.

New!!: Rib cage and Bifid rib · See more »

Bird

Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

New!!: Rib cage and Bird · See more »

Birth defect

A birth defect, also known as a congenital disorder, is a condition present at birth regardless of its cause.

New!!: Rib cage and Birth defect · See more »

Body modification

Body modification (or body alteration) is the deliberate altering of the human anatomy or human physical appearance.

New!!: Rib cage and Body modification · See more »

Bone

A bone is a rigid organ that constitutes part of the vertebrate skeleton.

New!!: Rib cage and Bone · See more »

Brachial plexus

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves formed by the anterior rami of the lower four cervical nerves and first thoracic nerve (C5, C6, C7, C8, and T1).

New!!: Rib cage and Brachial plexus · See more »

Bucket handle movement

Bucket-handle is a movement of ribs that results in change in transverse diameter of the thorax.

New!!: Rib cage and Bucket handle movement · See more »

Cartilage

Cartilage is a resilient and smooth elastic tissue, a rubber-like padding that covers and protects the ends of long bones at the joints, and is a structural component of the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the bronchial tubes, the intervertebral discs, and many other body components.

New!!: Rib cage and Cartilage · See more »

Cervical rib

A cervical rib in humans is an extra rib which arises from the seventh cervical vertebra.

New!!: Rib cage and Cervical rib · See more »

Cervical vertebrae

In vertebrates, cervical vertebrae (singular: vertebra) are the vertebrae of the neck, immediately below the skull.

New!!: Rib cage and Cervical vertebrae · See more »

Corset

A corset is a garment worn to hold and train the torso into a desired shape, traditionally a smaller waist or larger bottom, for aesthetic or medical purposes (either for the duration of wearing it or with a more lasting effect).

New!!: Rib cage and Corset · See more »

Costal cartilage

The costal cartilages are bars of hyaline cartilage that serve to prolong the ribs forward and contribute to the elasticity of the walls of the thorax.

New!!: Rib cage and Costal cartilage · See more »

Costal facet

Costal facet can refer to.

New!!: Rib cage and Costal facet · See more »

Costotransverse ligament

A Costotransverse ligament is a short fibrous band that connects a rib with the transverse process of vertebra.

New!!: Rib cage and Costotransverse ligament · See more »

Crocodile

Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

New!!: Rib cage and Crocodile · See more »

De humani corporis fabrica

De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (Latin for "On the fabric of the human body in seven books") is a set of books on human anatomy written by Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564) and published in 1543.

New!!: Rib cage and De humani corporis fabrica · See more »

Fascia

A fascia (plural fasciae; adjective fascial; from Latin: "band") is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs.

New!!: Rib cage and Fascia · See more »

Flail chest

Flail chest is a life-threatening medical condition that occurs when a segment of the rib cage breaks due to trauma and becomes detached from the rest of the chest wall.

New!!: Rib cage and Flail chest · See more »

Flemish people

The Flemish or Flemings are a Germanic ethnic group native to Flanders, in modern Belgium, who speak Dutch, especially any of its dialects spoken in historical Flanders, known collectively as Flemish Dutch.

New!!: Rib cage and Flemish people · See more »

Forensic pathology

Forensic pathology is pathology that focuses on determining the cause of death by examining a corpse.

New!!: Rib cage and Forensic pathology · See more »

Gray's Anatomy

Gray's Anatomy is an English-language textbook of human anatomy originally written by Henry Gray and illustrated by Henry Vandyke Carter.

New!!: Rib cage and Gray's Anatomy · See more »

Groin

In human anatomy, the groin (the adjective is inguinal, as in inguinal canal) is the junctional area (also known as the inguinal region) between the abdomen and the thigh on either side of the pubic bone.

New!!: Rib cage and Groin · See more »

Herpetology

Herpetology (from Greek "herpein" meaning "to creep") is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians (gymnophiona)) and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, amphisbaenids, turtles, terrapins, tortoises, crocodilians, and the tuataras).

New!!: Rib cage and Herpetology · See more »

Human skeleton

The human skeleton is the internal framework of the body.

New!!: Rib cage and Human skeleton · See more »

Iliocostalis

The iliocostalis is the muscle immediately lateral to the longissimus that is the nearest to the furrow that separates the epaxial muscles from the hypaxial.

New!!: Rib cage and Iliocostalis · See more »

Intercostal arteries

The intercostal arteries are a group of arteries that supply the area between the ribs ("costae"), called the intercostal space.

New!!: Rib cage and Intercostal arteries · See more »

Intercostal muscle

Intercostal muscles are several groups of muscles that run between the ribs, and help form and move the chest wall.

New!!: Rib cage and Intercostal muscle · See more »

Intercostal nerves

The intercostal nerves are part of the somatic nervous system, and arise from the anterior rami of the thoracic spinal nerves from T1 to T11.

New!!: Rib cage and Intercostal nerves · See more »

Intercostal space

The intercostal space (ICS) is the anatomic space between two ribs (Lat. costa).

New!!: Rib cage and Intercostal space · See more »

Intercostal veins

The intercostal veins are a group of veins which drain the area between the ribs ("costae"), called the intercostal space.

New!!: Rib cage and Intercostal veins · See more »

Intercostal vessels

Intercostal vessels may refer to:;arteries.

New!!: Rib cage and Intercostal vessels · See more »

Intra-articular ligament of head of rib

The intra-articular ligament of head of rib (interarticular in older texts) is situated in the interior of the articulation of head of rib.

New!!: Rib cage and Intra-articular ligament of head of rib · See more »

Joint

A joint or articulation (or articular surface) is the connection made between bones in the body which link the skeletal system into a functional whole.

New!!: Rib cage and Joint · See more »

Longissimus

The longissimus (Latin for 'the longest one') is the muscle lateral to the semispinalis.

New!!: Rib cage and Longissimus · See more »

Lumbar vertebrae

The lumbar vertebrae are, in human anatomy, the five vertebrae between the rib cage and the pelvis.

New!!: Rib cage and Lumbar vertebrae · See more »

Muscle

Muscle is a soft tissue found in most animals.

New!!: Rib cage and Muscle · See more »

Pectus carinatum

Pectus carinatum (L carīnātus, equiv. to carīn(a) keel), also called pigeon chest, is a malformation of the chest characterized by a protrusion of the sternum and ribs.

New!!: Rib cage and Pectus carinatum · See more »

Pectus excavatum

Pectus excavatum is a congenital deformity of the anterior thoracic wall in which the sternum and rib cage grow abnormally.

New!!: Rib cage and Pectus excavatum · See more »

Pump handle movement

Pump-handle is a movement of ribs that results in change in anteroposterior diameter of the thorax.

New!!: Rib cage and Pump handle movement · See more »

Pylorus

The pylorus, or pyloric part, connects the stomach to the duodenum.

New!!: Rib cage and Pylorus · See more »

Reptile

Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives.

New!!: Rib cage and Reptile · See more »

Respiratory system

The respiratory system (also respiratory apparatus, ventilatory system) is a biological system consisting of specific organs and structures used for gas exchange in animals and plants.

New!!: Rib cage and Respiratory system · See more »

Rib

In vertebrate anatomy, ribs (costae) are the long curved bones which form the rib cage.

New!!: Rib cage and Rib · See more »

Rib cage

The rib cage is an arrangement of bones in the thorax of most vertebrates.

New!!: Rib cage and Rib cage · See more »

Rib fracture

A rib fracture is a break in a rib bone.

New!!: Rib cage and Rib fracture · See more »

Rib removal

Rib removal is surgery to remove one or more ribs.

New!!: Rib cage and Rib removal · See more »

S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City.

New!!: Rib cage and S&P Global · See more »

Sacrum

The sacrum (or; plural: sacra or sacrums) in human anatomy is a large, triangular bone at the base of the spine, that forms by the fusing of sacral vertebrae S1S5 between 18 and 30years of age.

New!!: Rib cage and Sacrum · See more »

Salamander

Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by a lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults.

New!!: Rib cage and Salamander · See more »

Scalene muscles

The scalene muscles are a group of three pairs of muscles in the lateral neck, namely the anterior scalene, middle scalene, and posterior scalene.

New!!: Rib cage and Scalene muscles · See more »

Scalene tubercle

The scalene tubercle is a small projection that runs along the medial border of the first rib between two grooves, which travel anteriorly for the subclavian vein and posteriorly for the subclavian artery.

New!!: Rib cage and Scalene tubercle · See more »

Serratus anterior muscle

The serratus anterior is a muscle that originates on the surface of the 1st to 8th ribs at the side of the chest and inserts along the entire anterior length of the medial border of the scapula.

New!!: Rib cage and Serratus anterior muscle · See more »

Shoulder girdle

The shoulder girdle or pectoral girdle is the set of bones in the appendicular skeleton which connects to the arm on each side.

New!!: Rib cage and Shoulder girdle · See more »

Skin

Skin is the soft outer tissue covering vertebrates.

New!!: Rib cage and Skin · See more »

Sternum

The sternum or breastbone is a long flat bone located in the center of the chest.

New!!: Rib cage and Sternum · See more »

Subclavian artery

In human anatomy, the subclavian arteries are paired major arteries of the upper thorax, below the clavicle.

New!!: Rib cage and Subclavian artery · See more »

Subclavian vein

The subclavian vein is a paired large vein, one on either side of the body.

New!!: Rib cage and Subclavian vein · See more »

Testosterone

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid.

New!!: Rib cage and Testosterone · See more »

Thoracic cavity

The thoracic cavity (or chest cavity) is the chamber of the body of vertebrates that is protected by the thoracic wall (rib cage and associated skin, muscle, and fascia).

New!!: Rib cage and Thoracic cavity · See more »

Thoracic diaphragm

For other uses, see Diaphragm (disambiguation). The thoracic diaphragm, or simply the diaphragm (partition), is a sheet of internal skeletal muscle in humans and other mammals that extends across the bottom of the thoracic cavity.

New!!: Rib cage and Thoracic diaphragm · See more »

Thoracic vertebrae

In vertebrates, thoracic vertebrae compose the middle segment of the vertebral column, between the cervical vertebrae and the lumbar vertebrae.

New!!: Rib cage and Thoracic vertebrae · See more »

Thoracic wall

The thoracic wall or chest wall is the boundary of the thoracic cavity.

New!!: Rib cage and Thoracic wall · See more »

Thorax

The thorax or chest (from the Greek θώραξ thorax "breastplate, cuirass, corslet" via thorax) is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals located between the neck and the abdomen.

New!!: Rib cage and Thorax · See more »

Tightlacing

Tightlacing (also called corset training) is the practice of wearing a tightly laced corset.

New!!: Rib cage and Tightlacing · See more »

Transpyloric plane

The Transpyloric plane, also known as Addison's Plane, is an imaginary horizontal plane, located halfway between the suprasternal notch of the manubrium and the upper border of the symphysis pubis at the level of the first lumbar vertebrae, L1.

New!!: Rib cage and Transpyloric plane · See more »

Uncinate processes of ribs

The uncinate processes of the ribs are extensions of bone that project caudally from the vertical segment of each rib.

New!!: Rib cage and Uncinate processes of ribs · See more »

Vertebra

In the vertebrate spinal column, each vertebra is an irregular bone with a complex structure composed of bone and some hyaline cartilage, the proportions of which vary according to the segment of the backbone and the species of vertebrate.

New!!: Rib cage and Vertebra · See more »

Vertebral column

The vertebral column, also known as the backbone or spine, is part of the axial skeleton.

New!!: Rib cage and Vertebral column · See more »

Vertebrate

Vertebrates comprise all species of animals within the subphylum Vertebrata (chordates with backbones).

New!!: Rib cage and Vertebrate · See more »

Xiphoid process

The xiphoid process, or xiphisternum or metasternum, is a small cartilaginous process (extension) of the lower (inferior) part of the sternum, which is usually ossified in the adult human.

New!!: Rib cage and Xiphoid process · See more »

Redirects here:

10th rib, 11th rib, 12th rib, 1st rib, Angle (rib), Angle of rib, Angulus costae, Asternal ribs, Atypical rib, Caput costae, Cavea thoracis, Collum costae, Costa I, Costa II, Costa IX, Costa XI, Costa XII, Costa prima, Costa secunda, Costa x, Costae fluctuantes, Costae fluitantes, Costae spuriae, Costae verae, Costal angle, Costal groove, Eighth rib, Eleventh rib, False Ribs, False rib, False ribs, Fifth rib, First rib, Fixed rib, Fixed ribs, Floating rib, Floating ribs, Fourth rib, Head of rib, Head of ribs, Human rib cage, Human rib cages, Human ribcage, Last rib, Left first rib, Neck of rib, Neck of ribs, Neck of the rib, Neck of the ribs, Ninth rib, Ninth ribs, Number of ribs, Rib 1, Rib angle, Rib cages, Ribcage, Ribs, Second rib, Second ribs, Seventh rib, Seventh ribs, Sixth rib, Sixth ribs, Sulcus costae, Tenth rib, Tenth ribs, Third rib, Third ribs, Thoracic cage, Thoracic cages, Thorax expansion, True rib, True ribs, Tubercle (rib), Tubercle of the rib, Tuberculum costae, Twelfth rib, Twelfth ribs.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rib_cage

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »