Vertebral Column

Some articles on vertebral column:

Human Skeletal Changes Due To Bipedalism - Vertebral Column
... The vertebral column of humans takes a forward bend in the lumbar (lower) region and a backward bend in the thoracic (upper) region ... Without the lumbar curve, the vertebral column would always lean forward, a position that requires much more muscular effort for bipedal animals ...
Structure - Spinal Cord Segments
... In the upper part of the vertebral column, spinal nerves exit directly from the spinal cord, whereas in the lower part of the vertebral column nerves pass ... tail”) is the name for the collection of nerves in the vertebral column that continue to travel through the vertebral column below the conus medullaris ... that the spinal cord stops growing in length at about age four, even though the vertebral column continues to lengthen until adulthood ...
Spine - Science - Medicine
... Vertebral column, commonly known as the backbone or spine, so named for its spinous processes Lumbar puncture, a colloquial term for a medical procedure, which ...
Muscular System - Muscles - Anatomy
... obturator nerve adduction of hip levator scapulae vertebral column scapula dorsal scapular artery cervical nerve, dorsal scapular nerve Elevates scapula, tilts its glenoid cavity inferiorly trapezius ... Compresses abdomen and rotates vertebral column ... and the cervical vertebrae lateral sacral artery posterior branch of spinal nerve extends the vertebral column Rectus abdominis muscle pectoralis major clavicle, sternum ...

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