chest cavity


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Noun1.chest cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heartchest 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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Upon innumerable occasions he had investigated the internal mechanism of his kills, and once or twice he had opened the chest cavity of victims in time to see the heart still pumping.
The chest cavity was full of watery reddish fluid instead of the normal scanty straw coloured to clear fluid.
Normally, a person's heart is in the chest cavity in between the lungs but in ectopia cordis, a genetic defect, the chest wall doesn't form properly, due to which the heart protrudes outside the cavity.
Anthony was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he lost 20% of his blood and suffered a pierced chest cavity and lung.
These revealed that a football-sized tumor was gradually growing in his chest cavity, exerting tremendous pressure on his right lung.
2kg that was growing gradually in the chest cavity of a 39-year-old Russian patient.
While in 63 cases Chest cavity was breached where Chest Intubation was done.
With a hiatal hernia, a portion of the upper stomach protrudes up through the diaphragm (the dome-shaped sheet of muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen) into the chest cavity.
A previous report highlighted the classic 'chestburster' alien, which emerges from the chest cavity of its host, as the star of the VR campaign.
It may also occur in the chest cavity when it is known as a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
Portland garage punk band Sleeptalker is in Eugene on Sunday to play a show at Old Nick's Pub with local bands Chest Cavity and VCR.
3-vent channels that prevent airflow into the chest cavity during inspiration while allowing air to escape through the vent