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Unformatted text preview: tlas Uppermost cervical vertebrae Supports skull for rotation Axis Allows skull to pivot Thoracic Vertebrae Posterior point of attachment for the ribs Larger spinous & transverse processes Superior & inferior costal facets 6 Lumbar Vertebrae Larger than cervical & thoracic vertebrae Attachment for Back & abdominal muscles Posterior fibers of the diaphragm Smaller transverse and spinous processes Larger corpus The Sacrum Triangular in shape 5 fused sacral vertebrae Sacral foramina 7 The Coccyx Fused coccygeal vertebrae Pelvic & Pectoral Girdles Pelvic girdle Pectoral girdle 8 The Pelvic Girdle Extremely strong structure Bears translated weight from use of legs Components: The Pelvic Girdle Ilium Fan-shape bone FanUpper margin called Iliac crest Articulates with Sacrum 9 The Pelvic Girdle Ischium Forms lower part of lateral portion of hip bone Articulation point with femur Short triangular bone The Pelvic Girdle Pubic Bone Lower portion of pelvic Forms medial portion of the anterior pelvic girdle 10 The Pectoral Girdle Provides the attachment of the arms to the vertebral column Located on the upper posterior chest wall Consists of the Clavicle and Scapula The Clavicle Collar bone Projects laterally Articulates with part of the scapula 11 The Scapula Flat, triangular bone Covered on both surfaces by muscles 12...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course CSD 315/615 taught by Professor Rachaeldemarco during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.
- Spring '08