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Ribs

"Ribs" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A set of twelve curved bones which connect to the vertebral column posteriorly, and terminate anteriorly as costal cartilage. Together, they form a protective cage around the internal thoracic organs.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ribs" by people in this website by year, and whether "Ribs" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 36 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 1995
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