Rib

Ribs: A set of twelve curved bones which connect to the vertebral column posteriorly, and terminate anteriorly as costal cartilage. Together, they form a protective cage around the internal thoracic organs.1

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Rib: Any one of the paired bones, 12 on either side, extending from the thoracic vertebrae toward the median line on the ventral aspect of the trunk. The long curved bones which form the rib cage. Generally, ribs 1 to 7 are connected to the sternum by their costal cartilages and are called true ribs, whereas ribs 8 to 12 are termed false ribs.2

Types

Types may include:3

Types of Rib:

  • Rib 1
  • Rib 10
  • Rib 11
  • Rib 12
  • Rib 2
  • Rib 3
  • Rib 4
  • Rib 5
  • Rib 6
  • Rib 7
  • Rib 8
  • Rib 9

Categories for Rib

Category of Rib:

  • Flat Bone
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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.

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