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What bones protect the thoracic cavity?

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What bones protect the thoracic cavity?

Thoracic Cavity:

The thoracic cavity is also known as the chest cavity. It houses the heart and lungs. It is separated from the abdominal cavity by the diaphragm muscle. This muscle is what controls the process of inhalation and exhalation in respiration.

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The bones that protect the thoracic cavity are the ribs, the sternum, and the spine. The spine mainly protects the spinal cord but it also provides a...

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