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Thorax

Epiglottis

The epiglottis is a leaf-shaped flexible flap of cartilage located behind the tongue at the end of the larynx. One of the main function of the epiglottis is to protect the body from chocking by sealing the windpipe during eating, so the food is inhaled accidentally. Structure

Teres Major

Teres major is a thick and oval-shaped muscle that lies in the upper arm. Although having similar names, Teres major is different in terms of actions and innervation when compared to the teres minor. It’s main function is to facilitate medial rotation of the arm and it

Sternum

The Sternum or Breast Bone is a long flat bone, which is enlarged about 7 cm long. It is located in the anterior median part of the chest wall.   Parts The sternum is composed of the following 3 parts: Upper part, the manubrium sterni/episternum Middle part,

Intercostal Veins

There is a correspondence between the number of intercostal vein and the number of intercostal arteries. Two anterior intercostal veins and 1 posterior intercostal vein are included in every intercostal space. The branches of the arteries are correspondent to their tributaries. Anterior Intercostal Veins They’re present only

Arterial Anastomosis around Scapula (Scapular Anastomosis)

The Arterial Anastomosis around Scapula is principally created between the branches of the first part of the subclavian and the third part of the axillary arteries. The scapular anastomosis happens at 2 sites: around the body of scapula and over the acromion process of the scapula. Around

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