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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The enclosing structure formed by the ribs and the bones to which they are attached.
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A colloquial term for thoracic cage.
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Patient discussion about rib cage
Q. What causes cramps in, under and around the rib cage?
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