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Skeletal System

Explainthe function of the ribs and diaphragm in the breathing process?

Answer

Wiki User
05/28/2010

I believe the ribs are there to protect our lungs, heart etc. When we breath in, what we are actually doing is telling our diaphragm to contract, which moves it in a downwards motion. This caused pressure in our lungs to lower which pulls in air.