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CH 12 voc. review

Bones of the Back

vertebrae C1-C7 of the spinal column in the neck. C1 is the "atlas"; C2 is the axis cervical vertebrae
group of several small, fused vertebrae inferior to the sacrum. it is also known as the "tail bone" coccyx
circular disk between two vertebrae. it consists of an outer wall of fibrocartilage and an inner gelatinous substance, the "nucleus pulposus" that acts as a cushion intervertebral disk
vertebrae L1-L5 of the spinal column in the lower back lumbar vertebrae
group of 5 fused vertebrae inferior to the lumbar vertebrae sacrum
bony vertical column of vertebrae. also known as the "spinal column, vertebral column, or backbone". divided into 5 regions: cervical, thoraic,lumbar, sacrum and coccyx. spine
vertebrae T1-T12 of the spinal column in the area of the chest thoraic vertebrae
bony structure in the spine. most vertebrae have a vertebral body (flat, circular area), spinous process (bony projections along the midback), two transverse process (bony projections to the side), and a foramen (hole where spinal cord passes through) vertebrae
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