Flashcards in Living Anatomy: Bones & Joints of the Lumbar Vertebral Column, Sacrum and Pelvis Deck (5)
the posterior bending of the vertebral column (opposite of kyphosis)
Foramen Transversalium, found in the cervical vertebrae, are...
holes that the vertebral artery and vein pass through.
Cervical vertebrae allow ____ movements, including,
Cervical vertebrae allow ALL movements
o Extensive in the lumbar vertebral column
o Limited in the thoracic vertebral column due to the spines being orientated sharply downwards
• Lateral Flexion
o Restricted in the lumbar vertebral column due to the medial and lateral facing articular facets
o Allowed in the thoracic spine
• Intervertebral discs are _____ structures
• The inside of the disc is called the _____, which is contained within a tough layer called the ______
• Intervertebral discs are fibrocartilaginous structures
• The inside of the disc is called the nucleus pulposis, which is contained within a tough layer called the annulus fibrosus