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Flashcards in Lumbar Spine Deck (5)
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1

L Vertebrae - Body

massive
kidney-shaped
larger and heavier than those of other regions

2

L Vertebrae - Vertebral foramen

triangular
larger than in thoracic but smaller than cervical

3

L Vertebrae - Transverse processes

long and slender
accessory process on posterior surface of base of each process

4

L Vertebrae - Articular processes

superior articular facets directed mostly medial
inferior articular facets directed mostly lateral
*hands on hips

5

L Vertebrae - Spinous process

short and sturdy
hatchet-shaped