chest wall n.
The system of structures outside the lungs that move as a part of breathing, including the rib cage, diaphragm, and abdomen. Also called thoracic wall.
Retained bullets were occasionally met with in the chest wall.
The proper way is to breathe from the abdomen and lower part of the chest wall.
They receive lymph from the lowest cervical glands, from the upper part of the chest wall, and from the highest axillary glands.
Strong blows set in vibration not only the underlying structures, but also more or less of the chest wall.
Auscultation consists in the examination of the lungs with the ear applied closely to the chest wall.
The impulse is heaving, pushing the palpating hand forcibly up from the chest wall.
The breath is drawn in, the glottis is closed, and the muscles of the chest wall are held rigidly while the exertion lasts.
Turn the great omentum up on the chest wall, exposing the underlying intestines.
If the hand be laid flat over the chest wall on the left, between the fifth and sixth ribs, the heart will be felt beating.
The bullet subsequently re-entered the chest wall just below the clavicle, and escaped at the anterior axillary fold.