|RDF Unique Identifier:||https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012272|
|Scope note:||A set of twelve curved bones which connect to the vertebral column posteriorly, and terminate anteriorly as costal cartilage. Together, they form a protective cage around the internal thoracic organs.
|Annotation:||/inj permitted: do not coordinate with THORACIC INJURIES but note RIB FRACTURES is available
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
GD growth & development
RE radiation effects
|Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL):||Click here to access the VHL documents|
|Date of Entry:||1999/01/01|
Ribs - Preferred
|Scope note||A set of twelve curved bones which connect to the vertebral column posteriorly, and terminate anteriorly as costal cartilage. Together, they form a protective cage around the internal thoracic organs.|
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