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Monahan

Vertebral Column

QuestionAnswer
How many cervical vertebrae do you have? seven
How many thoracic vertebrae do you have? twelve
How many lumbar vertebrae do you have? five
How many sacral vertebrae fuse to form one sacrum? five
How many coccygeal vertebrae fuse to form one coccyx bone? four
How many total vertebrae do you have? thirty-three
How many vertebrae does your teacher have? twenty-six
How many spinal curvatures are there? four
What two bones make up the pelvic curvature? sacrum and coccyx
What are the curvatures for? balance and shock absorption
What passes through the intervertebral foramina? spinal nerves
What does inter- mean? between
What other bones attach to the thoracic vertebrae? ribs
What are the cartilage discs called between the bodies of the vertebrae? intervertebral discs
Intervertebral discs are composed of which type of cartilage? fibrocartilage
Which two curvatures bend anteriorly? cervical and lumbar
Which two curvatures bend posteriorly? thoracic and pelvic
Created by: smonahan