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Flashcards in The Vertebral Column Deck (14):
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Vertebral Column Function

Support the head and body and provide protection for the spinal cord

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Vertebra

Individual bones that compromise the vertebral column

3

The combining form for vertebra

Spondyl/o
Vertebr/o

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Body of the vertebra

The solid portion ventral to the spinal cord

5

Arch of the vertebra

The dorsal part of the vertebra that surrounds the spinal cord

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Lamina of the vertebra

The left or right half dorsal part of the arch

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Spinous process

Single projection from the dorsal part of the arch

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Transverse process

Processes that project caudolaterally from the right and left sides of a vertebra

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Vertebral Foramen

The opening in the middle of the vertebra through which the spinal cord passes

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Intervertebral disks

Cartilage disks that separate and cushion the vertebrae

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Cat/Dog vertebral formula

C-7, T-13, L-7, S-3, Cy 6-23

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Equine Vertebral formula

C-7, T-18, L-6, S-5, Cy 15-21

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Bovine vertebral formula

C-7, T-13, L-6, S-5, Cy 18-20

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Pigs vertebral formula

C-7, T-43, L-6, S-4, Cy 20-23