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.

Exact synonyms: Thoracic Cavity
Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Terms within: Mediastinum
Group relationships: Chest, Pectus, Thorax

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chest Cavity

chest X-ray
chest breather
chest breathers
chest cavity (current term)
chest film
chest hair
chest index
chest leads
chest metastases with pneumothorax
chest of drawers
chest pain
chest physician
chest press
chest presses
chest protector
chest radiology

Literary usage of Chest cavity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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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