Visible Human, Coronal Section/Anterior Thorax

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The section shows the anterior aspect of the right and left lungs. Note their location with respect to the mediastinum which contains the heart. The 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.

Key points in this image
lung | left ventricle | right ventricle | diaphragm | stomach | liver | pectoralis major |
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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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