The Axial and Appendicular Skeleton
Laszlo Vass, Ed.D. Version 42-0021-00-01
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Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacral and Coccyx are the five categories of the vertebrae. B. Why are lumbar vertebrae particularly prone to injury?
A lot of individuals use their back instead of their legs to lift something heavy, which puts stress on the lower back.
C. What is an intervertebral disc? What is its function?
They are discs that are made of fibrocartilage and they are used to cushion the spine from shock.
D. How are the sacrum and coccyx different from the other vertebrae?
The vertebrae in these column sections are fused together as opposed to separately stacked.
E. What is the overall function of vertebrae?
It is one of the body’s major structure supports. It encloses the spinal cord and keeps the nerves from becoming damaged.
Exercise 4: The Bony Thorax Questions
A. What bones make up the bony thorax?
The sternum, the ribs, and thoracic vertebrae make up the bony thorax.
B. What is the function of the bony thorax?
The function of the bony thorax is to protect the organs that are there.
C. What category of bones are the sternum and ribs?
The sternum and ribs are considered flat bones.
D. Why are ribs 11 and 12 referred to as “floating” ribs?
These two ribs are considered “floating” ribs because they aren’t attached directly to the sternum, but they are held on by cartilage.
E. Propose a reason why the ribs are attached anteriorly by cartilage.
A logical reason to why the ribs are