thoracic

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one of a system of veins that drain the thoracic and abdominal walls; arises as a continuation of the right ascending lumbar vein and terminates in the superior vena cava azygos vein , azygous vein , vena azygos
network of nerves formed by cervical and thoracic spinal nerves and supplying the arm and parts of the shoulder brachial plexus , plexus brachialis
one of several veins connecting intercostal veins with the lateral thoracic vein or the thoracoepigastric vein costoaxillary vein
descending part of the aorta that branches into the thoracic and abdominal aortae descending aorta
membrane separating abdominal and thoracic cavities diaphragm
(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration diaphragm , midriff
one of 12 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; thoracic vertebrae extend from the seventh cervical vertebra down to the first lumbar vertebra dorsal vertebra , thoracic vertebra
any of the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct lacteal
one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; lumbar vertebrae extend from the twelfth thoracic vertebra down to the sacral vertebrae lumbar vertebra
part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus mediastinum
thin quadrilateral muscle at the junction of the thoracic and lumbar regions; acts to counteract the pull of the diaphragm on the ribs to which it is attached serratus posterior inferior
originates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the parasympathetic: reduces digestive secretions; speeds the heart; contracts blood vessels sympathetic nervous system
any of twelve pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the thoracic region of the spinal cord thoracic nerve
veins that drain the thoracic walls thoracic vein , vena thoracica
vein arising from the region of the superficial epigastric vein and opening into the axillary vein or thoracic vein thoracoepigastric vein , vena thoracoepigastrica
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