Torso

Torso

Torso
Human male torso
Details
Latin truncus
Anatomical terminology

Trunk or torso is an anatomical term for the central part of the many animal bodies (including that of the human) from which extend the neck and limbs.[1] The trunk includes the thorax and the abdomen.

Contents

  • Anatomy 1
    • Major organs 1.1
    • Major muscle groups 1.2
    • Innervation 1.3
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Anatomy

Major organs

Surface projections of major organs of the trunk, using the vertebral column and rib cage as main reference sources.

Most critical reproductive organs.

Major muscle groups

The trunk also harbours many of the main groups of muscles in the body, including the:

Innervation

The organs and muscles etc. are innervated by various nerves, mainly originating from thoracic vertebrae segments. For instance, the cutaneous innervation is provided by:

See also

References