Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key


Play button


Play button




Click to flip

13 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Axial Skeleton
Longitudinal axis of the body composed of: the skull, the vertebral column and the bony thorax
Composed of the cranium and facial bones
Composed of 8 bones: Frontal bone, Parietal bones, Occipital bone, Sphenoid bone, Ethmoid Bone, Temporal bones
Frontal Bone
Forehead, bony projections under the eyebrows, superior portion of eye orbits
Parietal Bones
Paired, Superior lateral walls of cranium
Temporal Bones
Inferior to parietal bones
Occipital Bone
Posterior bone of the cranium, forms floor and back wall of skull
Foramen Magnum
large opening in the base of the occipital bone
Occipital Condyles
on each side of foramen magnum, rest on first vertebra of spinal column
Sphenoid Bone
butterfly-shaped, spans width of skull
Sella Turcica
depression in Sphenoid Bone that holds pituitary gland in place
Ethmoid Bone
anterior to sphenoid bone, roof of nasal cavity and part of medial walls of eye orbits
Facial Bones
14: Maxillae, Palatine Bones, Zygomatic Bones, Lacrimal Bones, Nasal Bones, Vomer Bone, Inferior Conchae, Mandible