This pack of chest diagram has the printable illustration of printable human chest anatomy which will help you learn and understand the chest anatomy. In these diagrams, you’ll learn many parts and structures of the human chest with the tags or labels. The chest is the area of origin for many of the body’s systems as it houses organs such as the heart, esophagus, trachea, lungs, and thoracic diaphragm. The following diagram shows the anterior chest with the heart included.
You can see in some of the chest diagrams that the chest is enclosed by the ribs, the vertebral column, and the sternum, or breastbone, and is separated from the abdominal cavity by a muscular and membranous partition, the diaphragm. The heart is covered by a fibrous membrane sac called the pericardium that blends with the trunks of the vessels running to and from the heart. It is important to understand the anatomy of the chest so try to explore the anatomy using the following diagrams below.
The thoracic cavity is made up of 12 pairs of ribs that connect in the posterior thorax to the vertebral bodies of the spinal column. In the anterior thorax, the first 7 pairs of ribs are attached to the sternum or breastbone by cartilage. The lower 5 ribs do not attach to the sternum. Check out the sternum diagram below.
These chest diagrams can be used for classroom lesson plans or presentations. Print these diagram for easier use and reference, just click on the image and choose the save menu to download!