Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Xiphoid Process

We just learned about the Costal Cartilage.

Another piece of connective tissue in the body is the Xiphoid Process.

This is a small piece of cartilage on the bottom of the sternum, in the middle of the chest.

The xiphoid process connects the chest to many other parts of the body, like the muscles used for breathing or moving your stomach area around.

(from: wikipedia - xiphoid process)

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