Softens jolts to the vertebral column
Opening for spinal nerve exit
Bony protection for the thoracic organs
First cervical vertebra
Second cervical vertebra
Articulates with rib posteriorly
Encloses and protects the spinal cord
Formed by the fusion of pedicles and lamina
Passageway for vertebral arteries in cervical vertebrae
Sternum, ribs, costal cartilage, thoracic vertebrae
Name the 4 parts of the thoracic cage
manubrium, body, xiphoid process
Name the 3 bones of the sternum
concave depression in superior surface of manubrium
Space between ribs
A special feature present on the transverse process of cervical vertebrae
Superior demafacet, inferior demafacet, facet
Three special features present on the thoracic vertebrae for rib articulations
A part of the rib that articulates with the body of the thoracic vertebrae
A part of the rib that articulates with the transverse process of the thoracic vertebrae
The odontoid process is a part of which bone
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