Thorax - transverse section

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The greyish white oval within the vertebra on this section represent the spinal cord. Note how small the cord is with respect to its bony encasement. The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system. Peripheral nerves in the skin, muscles and organs communicate with nerves in the spinal cord to send messages to the brain.

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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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