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what portion of the skeleton includes the skull, thoracic (rib)- cage, & the vertebral column?
name the five fused vertebrae that attaches the axial skeleton to the pelvic girdle of the appendicular skeleton
name the structure that binds the dens of the axis to the inner surface of the anterior arch of atlas.
name the structure that originates at C7 and holds the head up without muscular effort
name the feature of the sacrum that extends the entire length of the bone, and continues the vertebral canal
name the feature of the sacrum formed by the disconnected laminae of the fifth sacral vertebra.
name the feature of the sacrum adjacent to the sacral cornua that forms the opening at the inferior end of the sacral canal.
lateral sacral crest
name the ridge formed by the fused transverse processes of the sacral vertebrae
name the flat sacral area, lateral & anterior to the superior portion of the lateral sacral crest
pelvic girdle/sacroiliac joint
name the point of articulation of the sacral auricular surface where the axial skeleton meets the lower appendicular skeleton
name the feature of the coccyx formed by the laminae that curve to meet the sacral cornua
name the part of the sternum that articulates with the clavicles & the cartilages of the first pair of ribs
name the part of the sternum attached inferiorly to the manubrium, where costal cartilages from ribs 2-7 attach
name the part of the sternum attached inferiorly to the gladiolus, where the diaphragm & rectus abdominis muscles attach. this is the smallest part of the sternum.
what name is given to the 3 pairs of ribs (8, 9, 10) that share a cartilage connection to the sternum
what name is given to rib pairs 11 & 12 since they do not attach to the sternum or other ribs
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