Is the heart in the thoracic cavity?


Is the heart in the thoracic cavity?

Chest Cavity:

The thoracic cavity is the chest cavity in which the organs of the chest are located. Its boundaries are the diaphragm, the thoracic vertebrae, and the rib cage. The thoracic cavity provides support and protection to the body's most vital organs.

Answer and Explanation:

The heart is located within the thoracic cavity, but it is also separated from the other organs of the thoracic cavity and is enclosed in the...

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