Flashcards in General characteristics of the vertebral column Deck (9):
What is the number of vertebrae in a typical adult?
What is the number of vertebrae in a typical spine?
What constitutes the spine?
the 24 presacral segments; the cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae
which mammals have more than seven cervical vertebrae?
the ant bear and the three toed sloth
which mammals have less than seven cervical vertebrae?
the manatee and the two toed sloth
what other term is often used to identify the vertebral segments of the chest?
the dorsal segments; the dorsals
What does the term lumbar refer to?
the loin; the region between the rib and the hip
what does the term sacrum refer to?
the holy bone or holy region