The Vertebral Column

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Shira
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The Vertebral Column
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2013-10-19 17:21:48
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Figuring out the names of the bones in the vertebral column based on the descriptions
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  1. Vertebral type containing foramina in the transverse processes, through which the vertebral arteries ascend to reach the brain
    Cervical Vertebra
  2. Dens here provides a pivot for rotation of the first cervical vertebra (C1)
    Axis
  3. Transverse processes faceted for articulation with ribs, spinous process pointing sharply downward
    Thoracic Vertebra
  4. Composite bone; articulates with the hip bone laterally
    Sacrum
  5. Massive vertebraeweight sustaining
    Lumbar Vertebra
  6. Tail bone; vestigial fused vertebrae
    Coccyx
  7. Supports the head, allows a rocking motion in the conjunction with the occipital condyles
    Atlas
  8. Cavity enclosing the spinal cord
    Vertebral foramen
  9. Weight bearing portion of the vertebra
    Body
  10. Two structures that provide levers against which muscles pull
    • Spinous process
    • Transverse process
  11. Two structures that provides an articulation point for the ribs
    • Body
    • Transverse process
  12. Openings providing for exit of spinal nerves
    Intervertebral foramina 
  13. Two structures that form an enclosure for the spinal cord
    • Body
    • Vertebral Arch
  14. Three structures that form the vertebral arch
    • Lamina
    • Pedicle
    • Spinous process

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