What is the number of “True Ribs” in the human body?

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The rib cage is the arrangement of ribs that encloses and protects the internal organs such as the heart and lungs. In most of the vertebrates, 24 ribs in 12 pairs are attached to the vertebral column in one end and sternum in the thorax on the other end. On the basis of the attachment of ribs to the sternum, ribs are of two types (i) True ribs and (ii) False ribs. Out of the 12 pairs of ribs, the upper 14 ribs or 7 pairs of ribs are attached directly with the sternum and are called true ribs, and the lower 10 ribs or 5 pairs of ribs that are not attached directly to the sternum are called false ribs.

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