breastbone


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Synonyms for breastbone

the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs

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Normally, to reach a failing heart, surgeons must saw through the breastbone and crack open ribs.
b) Use the Heimlich manoeuvre by putting the fist of your hand between the navel and lower end of the breastbone and thrusting your hand sharply up into the abdomen.
The chest pain may linger, occur in a different location than behind the breastbone, or not be worsened by exertion and eased by rest.
The most common ulcer symptom is a gnawing or burning pain in the abdomen between the breastbone and the naval.
Costochondritis may cause a specific area of pain and tenderness, usually on one side of the breastbone in one or more places where the ribs attach to the breastbone.
Pain to one side of your breastbone that gets worse if you move, stretch or breathe deeply.
Touching the palm or elbow had no effect, but contact with the cheek or top of the breastbone raised the temperature around the eyes, mouth and nose by 0.
Mr Richardson broke his back in two places, fractured his pelvis, broke his breastbone and suffered deep cuts to his legs and a detached lung.
Mr Richardson, who broke his back in two places, fractured his pelvis, broke his breastbone and suffered deep cuts to his legs and a detached lung, spent 15 days unconscious in hospital.
The girls were joined from the breastbone to the top of the navel and had a shared liver but separate hearts.
The conjoined twins, born on November 26, were joined from the breastbone to the top of the navel and had a shared liver but separate hearts.
The twins are joined from the breastbone to the top of the navel and have separate hearts.
As you describe, the bulge stretches from the breastbone to the belly button on the right or left side of the abdomen.
She suffered multiple injuries, including a broken hip, a broken breastbone, a badly injured shoulder and damaged lungs.
The operation leaves a scar down the breastbone, and although there is some discomfort in the chest immediately after surgery, this usually eases off after a few weeks.