Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Costal Cartilage

We just learned about the Temporomandibular Ligament.

Another piece of connective tissue is the Costal Cartilage.

This cartilage is in the chest, on the front part of the ribs where the ribs connect together in the middle of the chest.

With this cartilage in the ribs, it lets the rib cage move a little, which allows your chest to get bigger and smaller as you breathe.

(from: wikipedia - costal cartilage)

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