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Flashcards in Functions of the Vertebral Column Deck (5):
1

What parts of the body are supported by the vertebral column?

The head, upper extremities, ribs, viscera and pelvis

2

How does the vertebral column participate in skeleton formation?

Ribs are formed from the costal process of the embryonic vertebral plate

3

What levels of the vertebral column specifically accommodate weight bearing transfer?

S1-S3 at the auricular surface

4

Distinguish between motion and locomotion?

Motion is movement without travel
Locomotion is movement to a new site or location

5

What organ(s) is (are) specifically associated with the horizontal axis of the skull?

The eyes and vestibular apparatus of the inner ear