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Located on dorsal portion, posterior to thoracic cavity.
Thoracic Vertebrae (T1-T12)
The thoracic vertebrae ______ in size from T1-T12.
Increase
Longer and heavier than cervical vertebrae.
Transverse Processes
Two costal facets on each side of vertebral body. Forms depression for articulation with the head of a rib.
Costal/ articular/ demi-facets
Long, pointed, and directed inferiorly
Spinous process
Located in the loin region.
Lumbar Region L1-L5
Strongest and largest of vertebrae.
Lumbar region
In the lumbar region these are thick and broad (rectangular/ hatchet shaped); projects nearly straight posteriorl for large back muscle attachment.
Spinous processes
Provides support for lower back, bears weight of vertebrae above it and also the skull.
Large body
In the lumbar region these are long and slender.
Transverse processes
In the lumbar region this is the central portion of the lamina, lies between inferior and superior articular processes.
Pars Interarticularis
What is the movement of the vertebrae in the lumbar region?
Flexion, extension (greatest) and lateral flexion.
How many vertebrae are in the sacrum?
5 fused
Triangular bone located between the lumbar and coccyx.
Sacrum
Formed by union of 5 sacral vertebrae.
Sacrum
Serves as strong foundation for pelvic girdle.
Sacrum
Positioned at posterior portion of pelvic cavity between the 2 hipbones.
sacrum