In-class assignment #8(1)

In-class assignment #8(1) - fibrocartilage forming the...

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Back In-class assignment #8 Name _______________ Date _______________ The _______________ comprises the posterior aspect of the trunk, inferior to the neck and superior to the buttocks. The _______________ in an adult typically consists of 33 vertebrae arranged in five regions: 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral, and 4 coccygeal. A _______________ consists of a vertebral body, a vertebral arch, and seven processes. The _______________ is posterior to the vertebral body and consists of two (right and left) pedicles and laminae. The articular processes assist in keeping adjacent vertebrae aligned, particularly preventing one vertebra from slipping _______________ on the vertebra below. The _______________ is a bulging fibrous ring consisting of concentric lamellae of
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Unformatted text preview: fibrocartilage forming the circumference of the IV disc. Bending of the vertebral column to the right or left from the neutral (erect) position is ____________________; returning to the erect posture from a position of lateral flexion is lateral extension. The thoracic and sacral kyphoses are ____________________ that develop during the fetal period in relationship to the (flexed) fetal position. The cervical and lumbar lordoses are ____________________ that result from extension from the flexed fetal position. The curvatures of the vertebral column provide additional _______________ (shock-absorbing resilience), further augmenting that provided by the IV discs....
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