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Which of the following statements about the hyoid is INCORRECT?
It articulates with the cervical vertebrae.
The fibrous membranes found between the cranial bones of infants are called fontanels. These fontanels
. allow flexibility in the skull bones during the birth process, close within one or two months after birth, with the exception of the anterior fontanel, allow the brain of the developing fetus in the womb to expand.
The paranasal sinuses
are lined with mucous epithelium, lighten the bones of the skull, help provide warm and humid air to the lungs.
The seven cervical vertebrae can be distinguished by
transverse foramina and split tip of spinous process.
The 12 thoracic vertebrae can be distinguished by
large transverse processes and long inferiorly directed spinous processes
The five fused vertebrae in the sacrum perform all but which of the following functions?
bearing the most weight in the vertebral column
The functions of the thoracic cage do NOT include which of the following?
enabling lateral rotation of the head, as in shaking the head to indicate "no"
The seven pairs of true ribs
are the first seven ribs
articulate with the thoracic vertebrae
, articulate with the sternum directly by costal cartilage.
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