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Breastbone

The flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs.


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Re: Vagus Nerve

... H. Pylori. Treated me for that. Some of the pain went away. I had a neg for H. Pylori in Feb, so I guess thats gone. Still having the breastbone pain and left ribcage area.....the did the scan for gallbladder, all is well. They did find 6 simple cyst on the liver when they did the ...

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by amandad37
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Vagus Nerve
Replies: 19
Views: 167335

Dinosaur Confusion

You're right. If it didn't have a keeled breastbone, it couldn't have large enough breast muscles to fly, although I think it could've glided. Don't forget that it also had teeth, a feature lacking in every modern bird. All of this makes it a ...

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by alextemplet
Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Dinosaur Confusion
Replies: 32
Views: 23524

Organ Transplants!

... transplant procedure. As with the recovery surgery, the team begins the surgery by making an incision in the patient's chest, sawing through the breastbone and pulling back the ribs. The doctors then hook up a heart-lung machine to the patient's body. The heart-lung machine's job, as you might ...

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by CoolJay221
Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:06 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organ Transplants!
Replies: 21
Views: 24813

Spleen

... hematopoietic stem cells, then travel to and mature in the thymus gland. The thymus is located in the chest between the heart and sternum (breastbone). B lymphocytes mature in the bone marrow.

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by b_d_41501
Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:18 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Spleen
Replies: 39
Views: 21515

Spleen

... in the bone marrow. As children, most of our bones produce blood. As we age this gradually diminishes to just the bones of the spine (vertebrae), breastbone (sternum), ribs, pelvis and small parts of the upper arm and leg. Bone marrow that actively produces blood cells is called red marrow, and ...

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by b_d_41501
Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:14 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Spleen
Replies: 39
Views: 21515


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