Flashcards in Exam 1-General Characteristics of the Vertebral Column Deck (17):
What is the number of vertebrae in a typical adolescent?
What is the number of vertebrae in a typical adult?
What is the number of vertebrae in the typical spine?
What constitues the spine?
the 24 presacral segments; the cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae
How many segments unite to form the typical sacrum?
How many segments unite to form the typical coccyx?
Which mammals do no have seven vertebrae?
two toed sloth, manatee, ant bear, and three toed sloth
Which mammals have more then seven cervical vertebrae?
the ant bear and three-toed sloth
Which mammals have less than seven cervical vertebrae?
the manatee and two-toed sloth
What does the term "cervical" refer to?
the region of the neck
What does the term "thoracic" mean?
breast plate or chest; it referred to the armor bearing region of the torso
What other term is often used to identify the vertebral segments of the chest?
the dorsal segments; dorsal
What is the the typical number of the segments in the dorsal or throacic region?
What does the term "lumbar" refer to?
the loin; the region between the rib and the hip
What is the typical number of segments in the lumbar region?
What does the term "sacrum" refer to?
the holy bone or holy region