Flashcards in A Typical Vertebra Deck (17):
The dense portion ventral to the vertebral foramen.
Cranial extremity (= Vertebral head)
The rounded, cranial end of the vertebral body.
Caudal extremity (= Vertebral Fossa)
The caudal end of the vertebral body; contains a depression (fossa)
The ventral, longitudinal ridge on the body of cervical (except atlas), cranial, and caudal thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae.
The dorsal part that forms, along with the vertebral body, the vertebral foramen.
The part of the arch that attaches to the vertebral body; one on each side.
There are two laminae; one on each side. They form the roof of the vertebral arch.
The opening formed by the vertebral arch and body. Collectively these form the vertebral canal.
The single prominence projecting dorsally from the vertebral arch
Transverse Process (2)
The left and right prominences projecting laterally from the junctions of the pedicles with the vertebral body.
Cranial articular process (2)
Caudal articular process (2)
The paired processes located at the junctions of the laminae with the pedicles. They form synovial joints with the articular processes of adjacent vertebrae.
The dorsal space between the vertebral arches of articulated vertebrae.
Interarcuate spaces are spanned by ______.
yellow ligaments (= ligamenta flava)
Where is regional anesthesia involving the spinal cord administered?
A needle is inserted through the interarcuate space, and anesthetic solution is injecting into either the epidural cavity ("epidural anesthesia") or subarachnoid space ("spinal anesthesia")
Cranial vertebral notches and caudal vertebral notches
Indentations on each end of the pedicle which when the vertebrae are articulated, form the intervertebral foramina.
What passes through the intervertebral foramina?