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Monahan

Atlas/Axis

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What is the first cervical vertebra called? atlas
What is the second cervical vertebra called? axis
The superior articulating processes of the atlas articulate with which features of the occipital bone? occipital condyles
The dens or odontoid process is found on which vertebra? axis
What does the articulation between the dens (odontoid process) and the atlas allow you to do? rotate your head
What does the articulation between the atlas and the occipital condyles allow you to do? nod your head
What is another term for the dens? odontoid process
The vertebral foramen of the atlas lines up with which feature found on the occipital bone? foramen magnum
True or False The atlas and axis have transverse foramina. True
True or False The atlas has neither a body or spinous process. True
Created by: smonahan on 2008-11-19



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