Movement of Ribs in Inspiration

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The elevation of the ribs is accompanied by a slight opening out of the angle which the bony part forms with its cartilage (A); and thus an additional means is provided for increasing the anteroposterior diameter of the chest.


rib, Inspiration


Baker, W. Morrant & Harris, Vincent Dormer Kirkes' Hand-book of Physiology, 13th ed. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1892) 271


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