MHCC MO114 - Chapter 2 Divisions of the Back (Spinal Column)

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  1. vertebra
    Bone in the spinal column.
  2. vertebrae
    Two or more bones in the spinal column.
  3. Cervical division (C) (C1 to C7)
    Neck region.
  4. Thoracic region (T) (T1 to T12)
    Chest region. Each bone is joined to a rib.
  5. Lumbar region (L) (L1 to L5)
    Waist region (between the ribs and hipbone.)
  6. Sacral region (S) (S1 to S5)
    Sacrum
  7. Coccygeal region
    coccyx (tailbone)
  8. spinal cord
    Nerves surrounded by the spinal column.
  9. intervertebral spaces
    Spaces between two vertebrae.
  10. disc/disk
    Pad within the intervertebral space and the vertebrae. Made of water and cartilage.

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MHCC MO114 - Chapter 2 Divisions of the Back (Spinal Column)
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The Language of Medicine Chapter 2
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