Vertebral | Bone Classification
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posterior, bony projection; one per vertebrae
hird curve of the spine; largest vertebrae; function to protect the spinal cord and support the weight of the body
Weight-bearing region of the vertebrae that makes up bulk of the bone's mass; anterior portion of vertebrae
A hollow space that contains the spinal cord and meninges.
Thin regions of cartilage between vertebrae that provide cushioning; Outer portion made of fibrocartilage that binds vertebrae together and allows flexibility for movement; soft inner portion acts as shock absorber
The first curve of the spine; thinnest most delicate vertebrae in the spine; function to allow flexibility for the neck, to protect the spinal cord
The first vertebrae (C1) that supports the head and allows for movement of the head up and down is the
Second vertebrae; allows the skull to rotate left and right;
Second curve of the spine; articulates with the ribs; stronger than cervical vertebrae, but not as strong as lumbar vertebrae; protects the spinal cord
the tailbone; bears body weight when sitting; formed by the fusion of 3 to 5 vertebrae during adolescence;
small bony projection off the right and left side of each vertebral
The lateral and posterior portion of the vertebrae; floor at the back of the vertebral
a triangular bone in the lower back formed from fused vertebrae and situated between the two hipbones of the pelvis.