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Flashcards in The Axial Skeleton Deck (12):
1

What bones form the axial skeleton

the skull, hyoid, vertebral column, sternum, and ribs

2

What is the name given to the adult skull minus the mandible

The cranium

3

What are the names given to the top of the adult skull

the calvaria or calva

4

What is the total number of bones forming the typical adult skull

28 bones

5

How many bones form the typical adult neurocranium

8 bones

6

How many bones form the facial skeleton (splanchnocranium or visceral skeleton)

14 bones

7

What is the name given to the presacral region of the typical adult vertebral column or spinal column

the spine

8

what is the total number of bones forming the typical adult spine

24 bones

9

What is the definition of "spine" as it pertains to the vertebral column

the pre-sacral region of the vertebral column or spinal column

10

How many bones are present in the typical adult sternum

1

11

What regions are present along the typical adult sternum

the manubrium sterni, the corpus sterni, and the xiphoid process

12

How many ribs are present in the typical adult skeleton

12 pairs or 24 ribs