To hear audio pronunciation of this topic, purchase a subscription or log in.
One of a series of 12 pairs of narrow, curved bones extending laterally and anteriorly from the sides of the thoracic vertebrae and forming a part of the skeletal thorax. With the exception of the vertebral ribs, they are connected to the sternum by costal cartilages.
RIB CAGE Anterior view
There's more to see -- the rest of this topic is available only to subscribers.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Rib." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759807/all/rib.
Rib. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759807/all/rib. Accessed May 31, 2023.
Rib. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759807/all/rib
Rib [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 May 31]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759807/all/rib.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - rib ID - 759807 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759807/all/rib PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 24 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -