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Musculoskeletal Sys.

Division of the Skeleton: The Spine, Rib Cage and Pelvis

vertebra a backbone
intervertebral situated between the two adjacent vertebrae
cervical pertaining to the neck; 7 cervical vertebrae
thoracic pertaining to the chest; 12 thoracic vertebrae
lumbar pertaining to the loin or small of the back; 5 lumbar vertebrae
sacrum the large triangular bone near the lower end of the spinal column to which hip bone are attached
coccyx the tail bone or small bone at the end of the spinal column
coccygeal pertaining to the coccyx or tail bone
costa rib
intercostal situated between the ribs
sternum the breastbone
manubrium the upper portion of the sternum
xiphoid process the lower end of the sternum
pelvis the large basin or cup-shaped ring of bone at the base of the spinal column
pelvic pertaining to the pelvis or pelvic bone
ilium the superiormost (uppermost) bone of pelvic bone
ischium the inferoposterior bone of each of the pelvic or hip bones
pubis the inferoanterior bone of each of the hip bones
symphysis pubis the cartilaginous joint formed by the union of the 2 pubic bones at the midline
Created by: jolleenp