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1

What is the number of vertebrae Ina typical adolescent?

33

2

What is the number of vertebrae in a typical adult?

26

3

What is the number of vertebrae in the typical spine?

24

4

What constitutes the spine?

The 24 para-sacral segments; the cervical, thoracic and lumbar

5

How many segments unite to form the typical sacrum?

5 segments

6

How many segments unite to form the typical coccyx?

4

7

Which mammals do not have 7 C's?

The 2-toed sloth, manatee, ant bear and 3-toed sloth.

8

What does the term "cervical" refer to?

The region of the neck

9

What does the term thoracic refer to?

Breast plate or chest, it referred to the armor bearing region of the torso

10

What other term is often used to ID the vertebral segments of the chest?

The dorsal segments; the dorsals

11

What does the term lumbar refer to?

The loin, the region between the rib and the hip

12

What does the term sacrum refer to?

The holy bone or region.

13

What does the term coccyx refer to?

A cuckoo birds' bill or beak