Thoracic Region

Some articles on region, thoracic region:

Human Vertebral Column - Regions - Surfaces - Posterior Surface
... In the cervical region (with the exception of the second and seventh vertebrae) these are short and horizontal, with bifid extremities ... In the upper part of the thoracic region they are directed obliquely downward in the middle they are almost vertical, and in the lower part they are nearly horizontal ... In the lumbar region they are nearly horizontal ...

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