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**What are the layers of the ligamentum nuchae?

a superficial and deep layer are identified

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**What is the name given to the superficial layer of the ligamentum nuchae?

the funicular layer or part

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**What is the name given to the deep layer of the ligamentum nuchae?

the lamellar layer or part

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**What are the attachment sites for the superficial layer of the ligamentum nuchae?

the external occipital protuberance, external occipital crest, and spinous tubercle of C7

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(extra)What are the attachment sites for the deep layer of the ligamentum nuchae?

the posterior tubercle of the posterior arch of C1, and spinous tubercles between C2 and C6 inclusive

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What is the histological make-up of the human ligamentum?

it is a yellow elastic ligament, but has more collagen fibers than in quadrupeds

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