Which part of the skeleton protects the heart and the lungs?

Protects and supports organs: Your skull shields your brain, your ribs protect your heart and lungs, and your backbone protects your spine.

What kind of bones protects the lungs?

A bony cage (commonly called the rib cage), which is formed by the sternum, ribs, and spine, protects the lungs and other organs in the chest. The 12 pairs of ribs curve around the chest from the back. Each pair is joined to the bones (vertebrae) of the spine.

What organ is behind the chest?

The thymus is a small organ located just behind the breast bone (sternum) in the front part of the chest.

Which bones protect the brain?

Cranium. The eight bones that protect the brain are called the cranium. The front bone forms the forehead. Two parietal bones form the upper sides of the skull, while two temporal bones form the lower sides.

Do the lungs cover the heart?

The membrane continues over the lung, where it is called the visceral pleura, and over part of the esophagus, the heart, and the great vessels, as the mediastinal pleura, the mediastinum being the space and the tissues and structures between the two lungs.

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