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Ch 7. Axial Skeleton
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A thickening of the frontal bone that helps protect the eye is the
Which portion of the temporal bone houses the structures of the internal ear?
Air-filled chambers found in several bones of the skull are called
The occipital ________ are where the occipital bone articulates with the first cervical vertebra.
The parietal bones and occipital bone articulate at the ________ suture.
The ________ is the bony chamber that protects and supports the brain.
The ________ bone is unusual because it doesn't contact another bone.
Each of the following is associated with the temporal bone except the
A skull bone that could be described as looking like a bat with wings extended is the
While playing softball, Gina is struck in the frontal bone by a wild pitch. Which of the following complaints would you expect her to have?
Ridges that anchor muscles that stabilize the head are the
inferior and superior nuchal lines.
During development a cleft palate forms when which bones fail to meet along the midline of the hard palate?
Jack gets into a fight and is punched in the nose. Which of the following bones might be fractured?
Your friend Greg is hit in the jaw and when looking at him, his face looks misaligned. You immediately take him to the emergency room and are not surprised to learn that he has a broken
Harold, a former boxer, complains of tingling and numbness in the external, anterior portion of his left lower jaw. Before confirming with further tests, the most obvious diagnosis is that __________.
Harold has potential blockage of the mental foramen that impinges on the chin nerves
Sinus inflammation is called
A bent nasal septum that slows or prevents sinus drainage is known clinically as a ________ septum.
In the condition known as ________, premature closure of all of the cranial sutures results in restricted brain growth and an undersized head.
The fibrous connective tissue membranes between the cranial bones of the fetal skull are
While you're visiting your friend who recently gave birth, she comments on her infant's soft spot. You think to yourself that the correct term for the "soft spot" located at the intersection of the frontal, sagittal, and coronal sutures is
The two spinal curves present at birth are called __________ curves.
Successive vertebrae articulate at facets on the inferior articular processes of the superior vertebra and facets on the ________ of the adjacent inferior vertebrae.
superior articular processes
The ________ allow for a wide range of head movements.
The part of the vertebrae that transfers weight along the axis of the vertebral column is the
The term ________ is used to describe an injury caused by displacement of the cervical vertebrae during a sudden change in body position.
The widest intervertebral discs are found in the ________ region.
The ability to nod "yes" is due to the articulation of which two bones?
atlas and occipital
Gesturing "no" with the head depends on the structure(s) of which cervical vertebrae?
both the atlas and the axis
Thoracic vertebrae can be distinguished from other vertebrae by the presence of
facets for the articulation of ribs.
The spinous processes of the sacral vertebrae fuse to form the
median sacral crest
Spinal nerves run to and from the spinal cord within what structure?
Ribs 8 to 12 are called ________ because they do not attach directly to the sternum.
The part of the sternum that articulates with the clavicles is the
When administering CPR, one structure that serves as both a landmark and a cause for concern is the __________.
What feature (or features) allows the bony thoracic cage to increase or decrease its volume during breathing?
All the above are correct responses
-articulation of ribs with sternum
-articulation of ribs with vertebrae
-attachments of the intercostal muscles
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