A&P Lab 2 part 3
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what can't you see the anterior ribs on x-ray?
they are made of cartilage
the pain of a rib fracture is sometimes treated by injecting the nerve to the rib with anesthetic. where would you do this?
the nerve runs in a groove along the inferior margin of the rib
the muscles that lift the ribs- thus increasing the anterior/posterior diameter of the chest- are ________.
what bones do the ribs attach to anteriorly?
what is the importance of the sternal angle?
it is the landmark for finding the 2nd intercostal space. this space is important in the chest tube placement and in appropriate positioning of ECG leads
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