SGU Anatomy Thorax
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what are the 2 major parts of a typical vertebra?
body and arch
what is an intervertebral foramen?
opening between adjacent vertebrae allowing passage of spinal nn.
how do ribs articulate w/ the thoracic vertebrae?
head articulates w/ the bodies of contiguous vertebrae and the tubercle articulates with the transverse process of same numbered
what is the name of the space between two adjacent ribs?
what are the first and last sternebrae?
manubrium and xiphoid, respectively
what caps the xiphoid process?
what thoracic vertebra usually has the most vertically oriented spine?
anticlinal vertebra, usually T11 in dog
how is inspiration accomplished?
increased size of thorax decreases pressure= air rushes in
what is the main respiratory muscle?
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