Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

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