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What does the thoracic cavity protect?

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What does the thoracic cavity protect?

Thoracic Cavity:

The more common name for the thoracic cavity is the chest cavity. Around the chest cavity, 12 pairs of ribs provide a cage-like shield around the important organs and structures contained within.

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The thoracic cavity protects the lungs and the heart, vital organs of the respiratory and circulatory systems. In addition to the organs, the thoracic...

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