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Descriptions of Rib

Rib: any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
Source: WordNet 2.1

Rib : any of the paired elastic arches of bone that extend from the thoracic vertebrae toward the median line on the ventral aspect of the trunk, forming the major part of the thoracic skeleton; collectively called costae.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Rib

Rib: Bones in the chest making up the rib cage.

Condition count: 2 ; see list below.

Organ types: Bone (91)

Related organs: chest (6), intercostal muscles, rib cage

Organs: list of all organs

Rib: Related Topics

Diseases List for Rib:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Rib' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:



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