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1

which side of the vertebral artery is larger

left vertebral artery is larger

2

gender bias regarding size of the vertebral artery

M: larger than W

3

name of the physical exam used to determine vertebral artery patency

vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency test

4

side artery was tested during the course of the vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency exam

ipsilateral artery on side of rotation

5

symptoms of failure of the vertebral artery to compensate during the vertebrobasilar artery insufficiency exam

dizziness, vertigo, nausea are common complaints

6

vertebral artery is typically a branch of which artery

subclavian artery

7

typically, at what vertebral level will the vertebral artery 1st become located in the transverse foramen

C6

8

location the vertebral artery will form its 1st compensatory loop

atlanto-axial interspace

9

location the vertebral artery will its 2nd compensatory loop

atlanto-occipital interspace

10

segments the vertebral artery will be firmly attached to the transverse foramen

C1 and C2

11

purpose of the vertebral artery loops between C2, C1 and occiput

increased length will accommodate the greater rotation at these locations

12

what forms the boundaries for the exit of C1 nerve from the spinal canal

occipital condyle
superior articular process of C1
capsular ligament
arcuate rim
groove for the vertebral artery
posterior atlanto-occipital ligament

13

forms the ANTERIOR boundary for C2 nerve exit from the spinal canal

inferior articular process of C1
superior articular process of C2
capsular ligament

14

forms the POSTERIOR boundary for C2 nerve exit from the spinal canal

posterior arch of C1
lamina of C2
posterior atlanto-axial ligament

15

forms ANTERIOR boundary for C3-7 nerve exit from the spinal canal

vertebral bodies
intervertebral disc
posterior longitudinal ligament
uncinate process
lateral groove

16

# of synovial joints ID for each cervical vertebrae

C1=5
C2=8
C3-6= 8
C7=6

17

# of joints ID @ the vertebral body of each cervical vertebrae

C1= 0
C2= 10
C3-6= 10
C7= 8