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sternum RTE


what is the main function of the bony thorax? to serve as an expandable bellowlike chamber.
How does the bony thorax works expands and contracts during inspiration and expiration.
the bony thorax consists of sternum (anterioly), the thoracic vertebrae posterioly), and 12 ribs
12 ribs connect to sternum and vertebral colomun
bony thorax protects important organs of the respiratory system and vital structures w/i the mediastinum. (heart/vessels)
marrow biopsy a needle is inserted to the sternum to withdraw sample of red marrow
sternum upper position manubrium, body, inferior portion xiphoid
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