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makes up 2/5 of body height

One of 23 bones (excluding the sacrum) in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions that comprise the spine. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic and 5 lumbar vertebrae. The bottom of the spine is fused and forms the sacrum.
Intervertabral disc
composed of a central gelatinous-like material that provide a cushioning or shock absorbing quality to the spinal column to axial stress.
Intervertebral foramina
form spinal canal
Vertebral foramen
lies btwn vertebral arch and contains spinal cord, adipose tissue, areolar conn. tissue, and blood vessels
Vertebral canal
All Intervertabral formina forms ____.
Cervical vertabrae
1 set on spinal column
smaller than thoracic
vertebral arches are bigger than thoracic
3 foramina
2 transverse foramina