Vertebral Structure and Vertebral Column

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vertebral body

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vertebral arch

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lamina

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pedicle

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vertebral foramen

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spinous process

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transverse process

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superior articular process

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inferior articular process

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vertebral facet

smooth flat surface on the superior and inferior articular processes

<p>smooth flat surface on the superior and inferior articular processes</p>
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costal facet

smooth flat surface found on the vertebral body and transverse processes of THORACIC vertebrae only

<p>smooth flat surface found on the vertebral body and transverse processes of THORACIC vertebrae only</p>
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projection = dens, bone = axis (C2)

Name this projection and the bone it is on

<p>Name this projection and the bone it is on</p>
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atlas (C1)

name this bone

<p>name this bone</p>
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*the spinous process and *the vertebral body

what two major structures are missing from the atlas?

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atlantoaxial joint

name the joint between C1 and C2

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occipital condyles

what specific part of the skull does the atlas articulate (form a joint) with?

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transverse foramen

name this opening

<p>name this opening</p>
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cervical

in which section of the vertebral column can you find transverse foramina in each vertebra?

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how many cervical vertebrae are there?

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how many vertebrae are thoracic?

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how many vertebrae are lumbar?

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5

how many vertebrae sacral vertebrae are there?

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4

how many coccygeal vertebrae are there? (Typically)

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thoracic

which type of vertebra has costal facets?

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median sacral crest

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sacral foramina

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superior articular processes

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transverse lines

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coccyx

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sacral promontory

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thoracic

which section of the vertebral column has vertebrae with long, inferiorly angled spinous processes?

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intervertebral disc

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intervertebral foramen

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spinal cord

what structure occupies the vertebral foramen?

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spinal nerve

what structure occupies the intervertebral foramen?

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*Cervical *bifed (split) spinous process

what type of vertebra is this? How do you know?

<p>what type of vertebra is this?  How do you know?</p>
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costal facet (for articulation with ribs)

identify this structure and its purpose

<p>identify this structure and its purpose</p>
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*inferior articular process is not distinct, looks like wings of the spinous proess *spinous process is long/points inferiorly

What type of vertebra is this? How do you know?

<p>What type of vertebra is this?  How do you know?</p>
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lumbar vertebra

what type of vertebra is this?

<p>what type of vertebra is this?</p>
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cervical vertebra

what type of vertebra is this?

<p>what type of vertebra is this?</p>
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