thoracic cavity

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Related to thoracic cavity: mediastinum, abdominal cavity, Abdominopelvic cavity
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Noun1.thoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heartthoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
mediastinum - the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
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That's why they go in so easily if you lace tight and squeeze the lungs and heart in the let me see, what was that big word oh, I know thoracic cavity," and Rose beamed with pride as she aired her little bit of knowledge.
Lungs are a pair of spongy tissues present in the thoracic cavity responsible for gaseous exchange from the surrounding environment.
Supportive treatment was provided, but the bird died during the seventh weekly visit to drain thoracic cavity fluid.
4) A cervicofacial or pharyngeal infection can also spread down the bronchus, invade the thoracic cavity, and involve the lungs, pleura, chest wall, and mediastinum.
The various muscles of respiration aid in both inspiration and expiration, which require changes in the pressure within the thoracic cavity.
Restricting growth of the thoracic cavity through spinal fusion can cause significant pulmonary issues later in life.
A right Video Assisted Thoracoscopy (VATS) was performed to examine the thoracic cavity and the bronchial stump.
The panes were not tied to an A-frame and toppled on to the father-of-five when they were nudged or lifted by a fork-lift truck, causing fatal chest and thoracic cavity injuries, Dr Swan said.
Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch, working for Professor Johannes von Mikulicz in the University Hospital in Breslau, designed a negative pressure chamber for operations on the thoracic cavity of animals in 1904 (10).
Realizing his love for both engineering and medicine, Mussivand began looking into a revolutionary new concept for an artificial heart; one that was fully implantable in the thoracic cavity, remotely powered, remotely monitored, with no wires or tubes.
When aiming for the sweet spot, you are aiming for the narrow portion of the thoracic cavity, and your margin for error is very small.
At autopsy, hemorrhagic fluid in the thoracic cavity and hemorrhagic nodules on the right and left pleural surfaces were detected.