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The vertebral column or spinal column is composed of?
26 bone segments called vertebrae that are arranged in five divisions
What are bone segments called?
vertebrae
How many divisions are in the vertebral coloumn or spinal column?
5
Name the 5 divisions of the vertebral column or spinal column.
1)Cervical
2)Thoracic
3)Lumbar
4)Sacrum
5)Coccyx
Cervical
C1-C7 (one of the 5 divisions of the vertebral column)
Thoracic
T1-T12. (one of the 5 divisions of the vertebral column)
Lumbar
L1-L5. (one of the 5 divisions of the vertebral column)
Sacrum
5 separate segments at birth that fuse to form 1 bone (one of the 5 divisions of the vertebral column)
Coccyx
Tailbone, fused together from 4 small coccygeal bones (one of the 5 divisions of the vertebral column)