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Osteoporosis

...  does not pose threat to the bones. The fracture acquired can be in different forms, like cracking (hip fracture) and collapsing (compression fracture of the spinal vertebrae). The hips, spine, ribs, and wrists are the most common areas of bone fractures related to osteoporosis. The reason why people are not aware of the presence of osteoporosis in their systems is because it can be present  ...

Osteomalacia

...  it would not be very difficult to tell whether or not the patient has such condition. The first noticeable signs of osteomalacia are: bone pain in the thigh or the lower back that extends to the ribs and to the arms, and bone tenderness. Also, the muscles around the bones which are affected with osteomalacia shows signs of weakness, making it difficult for the patients to execute daily normal  ...

Blood

...  stream to restrict the flow of blood through the blood vessels. Hemopoiesis is a vitally important process of creating of new blood cells. Bone marrow located in bones of the skull, the humeri, ribs, femora, pelvis, and sternum is responsible for forming platelets, erythrocytes, and granular leukocytes. Agranular leukocytes are created in the spleen, lymph nodes, tonsils and thymus. As soon  ...

Lungs

...  of carbon dioxide waste made by the cells. They also regulate the concentration of hydrogen ions in the blood. The diaphragm and the intercostal muscles, which are the muscles located between the ribs, contract and expand the chest cavity as you inhale. The pressure in the chest cavity below the outside pressure is lowered because of the expansion. Air flows into the airways and inflates the  ...

Mammary Glands

...  of the breasts normally happens after the female body has gone through menopause Overlapping the pectoral muscle and the oblique muscles, the breasts are located over the second to the sixth ribs. The sternum’s lateral margin allows a gap between the ribs and the edge of each breast. Each of the two glands also trace a route along the anterior margin of the axilla. They barely hit  ...