Definition of Chest cavity
1. Noun. The cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart.
Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Terms within: Mediastinum
Group relationships: Chest, Pectus, Thorax
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Literary usage of Chest cavity
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1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"I aspirated the chest cavity immediately of the air left there, using a protected needle (a needle that has a sharp point for penetration, but as soon as it ..."
2. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1882)
"ON DISEASES OF THE chest cavity REQUIRING SURGICAL TREATMENT. By JOHN MARSHALL, FES, Prof, of Surgery at University College, and Senior Surgeon to the ..."
3. The Principles and practice of operative surgery by Stephen Smith (1887)
"lized tube through the cánula into the chest cavity. ... The tube should be just Ion;; enough to project into the chest cavity—one and a half to two ..."
4. Elementary Biology: An Introduction to the Science of Life by Benjamin Charles Gruenberg (1919)
"When the muscles of the ribs and of the diaphragm relax, trie chest cavity shrinks, and this forces the lungs to collapse, driving the air out. ..."
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