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Vertebral Column

How many bones are in the vertebral column 33
33 bones in vertebral column 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacrum, 4 coccyx
Function: protect spinal cord vertebral column
C1 – allows us to nod “yes” atlas
cervical bone that has no body present atlas
C2 – allows us to nod “no” axis
Which cervical bone is the “dens” present? axis
Smallest, spinous process is forked (2) vertebral foramen is triangular cervical vertebra
Shaped like a giraffe head thoracic vertebra
Has heart shaped body, vertebral foramen is round, spinous process is long, and downward pointing thoracic vertebra
Shaped like a moose head lumbar vertebra
Massive and block-like with short block-like spinous process lumbar vertebra
Spinal cord stops around what vertebra? L1 or L2
Created by: Lisa Hall



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