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Vertebral Column and Thorax

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intervertebral discs
Softens jolts to the vertebral column
Sacral foramina
Opening for spinal nerve exit
Thoracic cage
Bony protection for the thoracic organs
Atlas
First cervical vertebra
Axis
Second cervical vertebra
Thoracic Vertebrae
Articulates with rib posteriorly
Coccyx
Tailbone
Vertebral Column
Encloses and protects the spinal cord
Thoracic, sacral
Primary curvatures
Cervical, lumbar
Secondary curvatures
Vertebral arch
Formed by the fusion of pedicles and lamina
Transverse Foramina
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
jugular notch
concave depression in superior surface of manubrium
vertebrochondrial
False ribs
vertebrosternal
True ribs
Vertebral
Floating ribs
Intercostal
Space between ribs
Transverse Foramina
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
head
A part of the rib that articulates with the body of the thoracic vertebrae
tubercle
A part of the rib that articulates with the transverse process of the thoracic vertebrae
Axis
The odontoid process is a part of which bone