Thorax - transverse section

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The right and left lungs can be seen in this section. Note their location with respect to the heart. The deep red color of the lungs comes from the great amount of blood in the pulmonary vasculature. In the lungs red blood cells exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen.

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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
Last modified: Dec 12th, 1996

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