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1

What parts of the body are supported by the vertebral column?

the head
upper extremities
ribs
viscera
pelvis

2

How does the vertebral column participate in skeletal formation?

ribs are formed from the costal process of the embryonic vertebral template

3

What levels of the vertebral column specifically accommodate weight-bearing transfer?

S1-S3 at the auricular surface

4

Distinguish between motion and locomotion

motion is movement without travel
locomotion is movement to a new site or location

5

What organ(s) is (are) specifically associated with the horizontal axis of the skull?

the eye
the vestibular apparatus of the inner ear