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Vertebral column 33 vertebrae 7 cervical 12 thoracic 5 lumbar 5 sacral (sacrum) 4 coccygeal (coccyx)
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Composition of vertebrae Body (corpus) unpaired, anteriorly-directed cylindrical projection Pedicles (legs) run posteriorly from corpus Laminae (plates) project posteriorly from pedicles fuse to form neural arch , which encloses the vertebral foramen and houses the spinal cord
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Spinal process projects dorsally and inferiorly from midline of neural arch serves as attachment of muscles and ligaments Transverse processes project laterally on either side of vertebrae, extending from junction of pedicle and lamina serve as attachments for muscles and ligaments as well as points of articulation for ribs (thoracic vertebrae only) Articular processes 2 superior and 2 inferior articulate with adjacent vertebrae and form movable joints Intervertebral disc composed of fibrous cartilage
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Rib Cage composed of 12 thoracic vertebrae (posteriorly), sternum (anteriorly), and
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course CODS 361 taught by Professor Gel during the Spring '10 term at WPUNJ.

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