rib cage

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a box or enclosure.
rib cage (thoracic cage) the bony structure enclosing the thorax, consisting of the ribs, vertebral column, and sternum.

rib cage

The enclosing structure formed by the ribs and the bones to which they are attached.

rib cage

A colloquial term for thoracic cage.

Patient discussion about rib cage

Q. What causes cramps in, under and around the rib cage?

A. Im not really sure, but you may have IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects up to 55 million Americans, mostly women. IBS causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. There are IBS treatments such as diet and lifestyle changes and medications that can help. Do you have any of these symptoms? Almost everything that i found with rib cage pain said something about IBS. Not really sure if this is your problem, but I hope this helps.

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The room has a ceiling structure that resembles a rib cage, so it seemed natural to fill it with internal organs.
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I would say he won't need more than a couple of times out of the pen (on rehab), just so we can see him warm up, come into a game and test his rib cage in game action,'' Little said.