Thorax - transverse section

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The intercostal muscles lie between the ribs. They help elevate the ribs during inspiration. This action allows the lungs to expand within the thoracic cavity.

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lungs | ribs | right atrium | left atrium | right ventricle | left ventricle | serratus anterior | latissimus dorsi | erector spinae | pectoralis major |
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Module Name: thorax
Module Title: Thorax - transverse section
Image Info: Gross specimen.
Created by: Lynn Bry
Contact Email:bryl@medicine.wustl.edu
Last modified: Dec 12th, 1996

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