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The eleventh and twelfth ribs are called floating ribs because they lack:
an anterior attachment to the sternum.
When standing normally, most of your weight is transmitted to the ground by the:
talus and calcaneus.
Which of the following bones would most likely be involved in surgery to remove a tumor on the pituitary gland?
The sella turcica of the sphenoid bone
A common injury in the winter is a fall in which someone hits the back of his or her head on the ice. What bone is most likely to be involved in this type of fall?
Which of the following sinuses is in high risk of infection spreading from the middle ear?
The mastoid sinuses
Which of the following spinal deformities is quite common during late childhood in females?
C7 is referred to as the "vertebra prominens" because:
its spinous process can be seen through the skin.
The pectoral girdle does not quite satisfy the features of a true girdle because:
posteriorly the medial ends of the scapulae do not join each other.
The jugular notch on the sternum is:
in line with the second and third thoracic vertebra where the left common carotid artery is issued from the aorta.
When a person attempts to break their fall with an outstretched hand, they often wind up with ________.
a Colles' fracture.
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