What is another word for rib cage?

28 synonyms found


[ ɹˈɪb kˈe͡ɪd͡ʒ], [ ɹˈɪb kˈe‍ɪd‍ʒ], [ ɹ_ˈɪ_b k_ˈeɪ_dʒ]

Synonyms for Rib cage:

How to use "Rib cage" in context?

Collapse of the rib cage is the leading cause of death in adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is responsible for 34% of all deaths in the United States. Nearly all of these deaths are due to pneumonia or other respiratory illness.

The rib cage is a series of bones that run along your sides. It supports your lungs and thoracic spine. When the rib cage collapses, it can cause respiratory problems. The collapse can also affect your breathing muscles and nerves.

Symptoms of rib cage collapse include shortness of breath, fatigue, and chest pain.

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