Human thorax: anatomy and basic functions

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The human skeleton is a collectionorganized solid formations of bone tissue, making up the skeleton for other components of the human body. So, the tendons attached to the muscles are attached to the bones.

human chest
Skull and chest of a man,the pelvic region and the abdominal cavity, formed by the muscles attached to the bones and fasciae (connective tissue membranes covering the organs, vessels and nerves), serve as a receptacle for internal organs. Also dense bone tissue provides their mechanical protection from external influences, and innervation of muscles leads to a change in the position of bones and joints in the type of lever, thereby realizing the movement of the human body. Due to its rigidity and stability, the skeleton retains the entire mass of the human body and raises it above the ground.

Structure of the skeleton

For the convenience of studying, the skeleton is conditionally divided into 4department: the skeleton of the head (skull), the skeleton of the trunk, which includes the human chest and spine, as well as the skeleton of free upper and lower extremities with belts. Belt of the upper limb includes scapula and clavicle, and the lower girdle - the pelvic bone of the pelvic articulation.

human spine
The human spinal column, in turn, has5 departments and 4 bends: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and fused vertebrae of the coccyx. Due to these bends, the spine acquires the shape of the Latin "S", and thanks to this structure, a person's straightening and maintaining balance during movement are ensured.

Anatomy of the thoracic

structure of the human chest
The human thorax has the form of a truncatedpyramid and is a natural receptacle for the heart with large vessels, lungs with trachea and bronchi, thymus, esophagus and multiple lymph nodes. Its skeleton consists of 12 thoracic vertebrae, sternum and 12 pairs of ribs between them. Differences of the thoracic vertebrae are small articular surfaces on the transverse processes, to which the ribs are attached. The first - the seventh pairs of ribs are fixed directly to the sternum, the eighth - the tenth pair with cartilaginous ends are attached to the cartilages of the overlying ribs, and the ends of the last two pairs remain free. The special structure of the human chest, namely the semi-mobile articulation of the ribs with the vertebrae and the sternum, supported by cartilages and a complex ligamentous apparatus, allows it to expand with inspiration and contractively contract with exhalation, participating in respiratory movements. The thoracic cavity is an anatomical space that is located inside the thorax and is delimited from below by the diaphragm. Just like the human thorax, it has four walls, which are strengthened by the muscles and fasciae that form for the last vagina. Also in the walls there are multiple natural openings for the passage of blood and lymph vessels and peripheral nerves. People with different complexions have different forms of the chest. Therefore, the physique is determined by the magnitude of the epigastric angle, the direction of the ribs and the distance between them.

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