Visible Human, Coronal Section/Anterior Thorax
You selected: intercostal muscleThe intercostal muscles lie between the ribs. They help elevate the ribs during inspiration. This action allows the lungs to expand within the thoracic cavity.
lung | left ventricle | right ventricle | diaphragm | stomach | liver | pectoralis major |
Module Name: a_vmY1649
Module Title: Visible Human, Coronal Section/Anterior Thorax
Image Info: Computer generated from gross transverse sections.
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: Feb 7th, 1997
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