Axial Skeleton Practice quiz (words)
Terms in this set (18)
What are the features of the occipital condyles?
Articulates with C1 /atlas
What are the features of the foramen magnum?
medulla oblongata and spinal cord meet here : vertebral and spinal arteries pass thru here
What are the features of the Mastoid process?
SCM(sternocleidomastoid) and splenius both attach/insert here
What are the features of the External Auditory Canal/Meatus?
the ear hole
What are the features of the Sphenoid bones ?
keystone of cranium articulates with all other cranial bones ; features the Sella turcia
Where is the pituitary gland located?
sella turcica of the sphenoid bone
What are the features of the Ethmoid bone ?
has olfactory foramina through which olfactory nerves pass ; houses crista galli
What are the features of the crista galli?
the attachment point/anchor for the dura mater and the membrane separating the two sides of the brain.
What are the features of the infraorbital foramen ?
branch of Cn v and trigeminal pasess
What are the features of the Coronoid process ?
temporalis muscle attaches
What are the features of the hyoid bone
doesnt articulate w/ any other bone ; used in swallowing and speech
what are the 3 functions of the sinuses?
1. warm and moisten air
2. voice resonance
3. lighten skull
How many ribs do we have? How many are true ?
what attaches to the manubrium?
clavicle and 1st rib
what articulates at the notches of the body of the sternum ?
costal (hyaline) cartilage of ribs 2-7
What does the xiphoid process attach to?
What does the anterior fontanel become in an adult ?
What does the posterior fontanel become in an adult ?
lambdoidal occipital suture