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What are the ligaments of the back? [6]

anterior longitudinal, posterior longitudinal, ligamentum flavum, supraspinous, interspinous, ligamentum nuchae

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Where does the anterior longitudinal lig. attach?

to anterior surfaces of vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs

3

Where does the posterior longitudinal lig. attach?

to posterior surfaces of vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs

4

Where does the ligamentum flavum attach?

interconnects adjacent laminae

5

Where does the supraspinous lig. attach?

to apices of spinous processes C7 to sacrum

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Where does the interspinous lig. attach?

interconnect adjacent spinous processes

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Where does the ligamentum nuchae attach?

from C7 spinous process to external occipital protuberance

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What is the function of the anterior longitudinal lig.?

stabilizes vertebral column and prevents hyperextension

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What is the function of the posterior longitudinal lig.?

prevents hyperflexion of vertebral column

10

What are the three parts of the semispinalis?

thoracis, cervicis, capitis

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What are the three muscules of the erector spinae?

iliocostalis, longissimus, spinalis

12

OI: iliocostalis

O: sacrum, lumbar & thoracic supraspinous lig., sacrotuberous lig.
I: costal angles

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What are the two major arteries of the back?

thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta