Unformatted text preview: indenta-iio'nr.t. the claviculainotches. The main portion of the ,trrnut is the body, and between the body andlhe manu-ltiut it the sternil angle. This is a landmark for finding the second rib when r'.tittg a stethoscope to listen to heart sounds, Locate the costal notches on the body of the ster-not. fhest are where the cartilages of the ribs attach' The narrow, bladelike part that is the most inferior segment of the sternum is the xiphoid (ZYE-foyd) process' Care must be taken when perfoiming cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (CPR) so that piessure is applied to the body of the ster-,rll- ".ta not to the xiphoid process' If the force is applied lo the xiphoid proceis it could be fractured and driven into the iiver. Examine the structures of the sternum on lab specimens and in figure 10.14. .\_ -lubercle I .: \-Necp I Rib 6 '. -___uead __l...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor William during the Spring '11 term at Harvard.
- Spring '11