Thorax - transverse section

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The right ventricle pumps venous/deoxygenated blood to the lungs. Note the difference in size between the right ventricle, and its larger counterpart, the left ventricle. The increased size is due to the greates amount of pressure needed to pump blood to the entire body, versus solely to the lungs

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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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