Breathing, X-ray

Breathing, X-ray

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Credit: PR. M. BRAUNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Breathing. Coloured X-ray showing inhalation. The horizontal bands are the ribs, enclosing the lungs (light blue). The heart is the orange mass at centre, while the diaphragm divides the ribs and the abdominal cavity (dark blue, lower centre). During inhalation the ribs move up and to the side, and the diaphragm contracts, moving down, allowing the lungs to expand and fill with air. For an image showing exhalation see P590/238.

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Keywords: adult, anatomical, anatomy, breathing, chest, coloured, diaphragm, false-colour, false-coloured, front, healthy, heart, human, human body, inhalation, inhaling, inspiration, lung, lungs, normal, organ, physiology, pulmonary, respiration, respiratory, ribs, system, x-ray, x-ray machine, xray

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