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  Chest



Chest

   The area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen. The chest contains the lungs, the heart and part of the aorta. The walls of the chest are supported by the dorsal vertebrae, the ribs, and the sternum.

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Abdomen
The area between the chest and the hips. Contains the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen.

Chest
The area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen. The chest contains the lungs, the heart and part of the aorta. The walls of the chest are supported by the dorsal vertebrae, the ribs, and the sternum.

Lungs
The main respiratory organs in the chest where blood is oxygenated.

Heart
The hollow, muscular organ responsible for pumping blood through the circulatory system.

Aorta
The largest artery in the body and the primary blood vessel leading from the heart to the body.

Dorsal
Toward the back.

Vertebrae
The bones that make up the spine.

Sternum
The breastbone.



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Chesapeake doctors
All doctors near Chesapeake, the United States of America. Doctors who can assist a patient in Chesapeake.

Chesapeake General Hospital
Chesapeake General Hospital is a hospital in Chesapeake, Virginia (USA).

Cheshire Home
The Cheshire Home is a hospital in Hong Kong.

Cheshire Medical Center
Cheshire Medical Center is a hospital in Keene, New Hampshire (USA).

Cheshm Pezeshkieh Payambaran
The Cheshm Pezeshkieh Payambaran is a hospital in Tehran, Iran.

Chest film
Most common X-ray used to detect abnormalities in or within the thoracic cage, such as the lungs, heart, aorta, and the bones of the chest. Extra metallic objects, such as jewelry are removed from the chest and neck areas for a chest x-ray to avoid interference with x-ray penetration and improve accuracy of the interpretation.

Chest Hospital
The Chest Hospital is a hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Chest pain
There are many causes of chest pain. One is angina which results from inadequate oxygen supply to the heart muscle. Angina can be caused by coronary artery disease or spasm of the coronary arteries. Chest pain can also be due to a heart attack (coronary occlusion) and other important diseases such as, for example, dissection of the aorta and a pulmonary embolism.

Chest X-ray
Used to view the lungs and lower respiratory tract. A chest X-ray may be used for diagnosis and therapy.

Chester Care Center
The Chester Care Center is a hospital in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

Chester County Hospital
The Chester County Hospital is a hospital in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States.

Chester County Hospital-Transitional Care Unit
The Chester County Hospital-Transitional Care Unit is a hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

Chester doctors
All doctors near Chester, Great Britain. Doctors who can assist a patient in Chester.

Chester River Hospital Center
The Chester River Hospital Center is a hospital in Chestertown, Maryland, United States.

Chesterfield doctors
All doctors near Chesterfield, Great Britain. Doctors who can assist a patient in Chesterfield.

Chestnut Hill HealthCare
Chestnut Hill HealthCare is a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA).

Chestnut Hill Hospital
The Chestnut Hill Hospital is a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Chestnut Hill Hospital Outpatient
The Chestnut Hill Hospital Outpatient is a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Chestnut Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
The Chestnut Hill Rehabilitation Hospital is a hospital in Glenside, Pennsylvania, United States.



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The combination of simultaneous chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Chemoradiotherapy before surgery has been found to reduce the risk of local recurrence of rectal cancer.

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The chemical sensing system. The sense of smell is part of our chemical sensing system, or the chemosenses.

Chemosis
Swelling around the iris (the colored circle that surrounds the pupil) due to edema (swelling) of the bulbar conjunctiva (the clear membrane that coats the outer surface of the eye).

Chemotherapy, adjuvant
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Chest

Chest film
Most common X-ray used to detect abnormalities in or within the thoracic cage, such as the lungs, heart, aorta, and the bones of the chest. Extra metallic objects, such as jewelry are removed from the chest and neck areas for a chest x-ray to avoid interference with x-ray penetration and improve accuracy of the interpretation.

Chest pain
There are many causes of chest pain. One is angina which results from inadequate oxygen supply to the heart muscle. Angina can be caused by coronary artery disease or spasm of the coronary arteries. Chest pain can also be due to a heart attack (coronary occlusion) and other important diseases such as, for example, dissection of the aorta and a pulmonary embolism.

Chewing tobacco
Tobacco that is chewed, not smoked. A form of smokeless tobacco.

CHF
Congestive heart failure.

Chicken soup
Long known as Jewish penicillin.

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