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Vertebral Column (spine) consists of _____ vertebrae
24; 7 Cervical; 12 Thoracic; 5 Lumbar;
Most mobile vertebrae
12 Thoracic Vertebrae articulate what structure?
What structure helps stabilize the thoracic area and protect the internal organs?
Larger, stocky vertebrae found between the 12th rib and the posterior iliac crest; designed to support the weight of the upper body.
Thorax consists of?
Sternum (breast bone) and rib cage
Costal cartilage serves what purpose?
Bridge ribs to sternum