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Anatomy-Thorax

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1. For inspiration, made up of 2 domes (right higher than left).
2. During inspiration the domes flatten.
3. During expiration - the right dome reaches 4th costal cartilage (nipple), left dome reaches the 5th rib. The central tendon reaches the xiphisternal joint.
4. Morphologically, it is in continuity with the inner transversus abdominis from within the costal margin.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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