Asked by: Bonifacia Schmittgall
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th January, 2020

What organs are protected by bones?

Bones also protect internal organs from injury by covering or surrounding them. For example, your ribs protect your lungs and heart, the bones of your vertebral column (spine) protect your spinal cord, and the bones of your cranium (skull) protect your brain (Figure).

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In this way, what bones protect the lungs?

Thoracic Cage: Ribs The ribs are long, curved bones that protect the lungs, heart, and other organs of the thoracic cavity.

Similarly, what bones protect the brain? Your brain is protected by several bones. There are eight bones that surround your brain: one frontal bone; two parietal bones, two temporal bones, one occipital bone, one sphenoid bone and one ethmoid bone. These eight bones make up the cranium.

Hereof, which organ is protected by Backbone?

The spinal cord, a pathway for messages between the brain and the body, is protected by the backbone, or spinal column. The ribs form a cage that shelters the heart and lungs, and the pelvis helps protect the bladder, part of the intestines, and in women, the reproductive organs.

What bones can you live without?

You can still have a fairly normal life without one of your lungs, a kidney, your spleen, appendix, gall bladder, adenoids, tonsils, plus some of your lymph nodes, the fibula bones from each leg and six of your ribs.

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