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(thōr′aks″, thor′ )
(thōr′ă-sēz″, thor′) pl. thoracesthoraxes [L. thorax, fr Gr. thōrax, breastplate] That part of the body between the base of the neck superiorly and the diaphragm inferiorly. SYN: SEE: chest SEE: rib The surface of the thorax is divided into regions as follows: Anterior surface: supraclavicular, above the clavicles; suprasternal, above the sternum; clavicular, over the clavicles; sternal, over the sternum; mammary, the space between the third and sixth ribs on either side; inframammary, below the mammae and above the lower border of the 12th rib on either side. Posterior surface: scapular, over the scapulae; interscapular, between the scapulae; infrascapular, below the scapulae. On sides: axillary, above the sixth rib.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Thorax." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732244/all/thoraxes.
Thorax. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732244/all/thoraxes. Accessed November 18, 2019.
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