How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

Anatomy

STUDY
PLAY
Cheekbone
zygomatic process
lower jaw
mandible
much of the lateral and superior cranium
parietal
site of mastoid process
temporal
its condyles articulate with the atlas
occipital
foramen magnum contained here
occipital
type of vertebrae containing foramina in the transverse processes, through which the vertebral arteries ascend to reach the brain
cervical vertebra - typical
its dens provides a pivot for rotation of the first cervical vertebra
axis
transverse processes have facets for articulation with ribs; spinous process points sharply downward
thoracic vertebra
composite bone; articulates with the hip bone laterally
sacrum
massive vertebrae; weight sustaining
lumbar vertebra
tailbone, vestigal fused vertrebra
coccyx
supports the head, allows the rocking motion of the occipital condyles
atlas
seven components, unfused
cervical vertebra - typical
twelve components, unfused
thoracic vertebra
in describing abnormal curvatures, it could be said that _____ is an exaggerated thoracic curvature, and in ______ the vertebral column is displaced laterally.
kyphosis, scoliosis
invertebral discs are made of ____ tissue. the discs provide ____ to the spinal column.
fibrocartilage, springness
the organs protected by the thoracic cage include the ___ and the ____
heart and lungs
ribs 1 through 7 are called ___ ribs, whereas ribs 8 through 12 are called ____ ribs
true and false
ribs 11 and 12 are also called ___ ribs
floating
All ribs articulate posteriorly with the ____
thoracic vertabra
Most ribs connect anteriorly to the ____ either directly or indirectly
sternum
the general shape of the thoracic cage is
cone shaped
raised area on lateral surface of humerus to which deltoid muscle attaches
deltoid tuberosity
socket in the scapula for the arm bone
gelnoid cavity
commonly called the collar bone
clavicle
medial bone of the forearm in the anatomical position
ulna
forearm bone involved in formation of elbow joint
ulna
receives the weight of the body when sitting
ischium
upper margin of the illiac bones
illiac crest
deep socket in the hip bone that receives the head of the thigh bone
acetabulum
point where axial skeleton attaches to the pelvic girdle
sacroilliac joint
lateral bone of the leg
fibula
medial bone of the leg
tibia
point where the patellar ligament attaches
tibial tuberosity
kneecap
patella
distal process on medial tibial surface
medial malleolus
process forming the outer ankle
lateral malleolus
the ____ girdle is formed by articulation of the hip bones and the sacrum
pelvic
nonsurgical realignment of broken bone ends and splinting of bone
closed
a fracture in which the bone is crushed; common in the vertebral column
compression fracture
surgical realignment of broke bone ends
open reduction