Hyoid Bone - Hyoid Bone Located in the neck, the hyoid bone...

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Unformatted text preview: Hyoid Bone Located in the neck, the hyoid bone is isolated from all other bones. It is connected by ligaments to the styloid processes of the temporal bones. Muscles from the tongue, neck, pharynx, and larynx that attach to the hyoid bone contribute to the movements involved in swallowing and speech. Vertebral Column The vertebral column (spine) consists of 26 vertebrae bones (Table 1). It provides support for the head and trunk of the body, protection for the spinal cord, and connecting points for the ribs and muscles. A typical vertebra has the following characteristics (see Figure 1): The body (centrum) is the disc-shaped, anterior portion that gives strength to the bone. The vertebral arch is a bony ring behind the vertebral body. The opening in the ring is the vertebral foramen, the passageway for the spinal cord. The vertebral canal is the continuous passageway formed by the vertebral foramina of successive vertebrae....
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Hyoid Bone - Hyoid Bone Located in the neck, the hyoid bone...

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