The space within the walls of the chest, bounded below by the diaphragm and above by the neck, and containing the heart and the lungs.
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- thoracic artery,
- thoracic cage,
- thoracic cardiac nerve,
- thoracic duct,
- thoracic ganglion,
- thoracic iliocostal muscle,
- thoracic limb,
- thoracic longissimus muscle
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