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vein that accompanies the vertebral vein but passes through the foramen of the transverse process of the 7th cervical vertebra and empties into the brachiocephalic vein accessory vertebral vein , vena vertebralis accessoria
(anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra apophysis
1st cervical vertebra atlas , atlas vertebra
2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head axis , axis vertebra
main body of a vertebra centrum
one of 12 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; thoracic vertebrae extend from the seventh cervical vertebra down to the first lumbar vertebra dorsal vertebra , thoracic vertebra
continuation of the left ascending lumbar vein; crosses the midline at the 8th vertebra and empties into the azygos vein hemizygos vein , hemizygous vein , vena hemizygos
vertebra of the lower back lumbar
one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; lumbar vertebrae extend from the twelfth thoracic vertebra down to the sacral vertebrae lumbar vertebra
toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck odontoid process
not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis rachischisis , schistorrhachis , spina bifida
veins that accompany renal arteries; open into the vena cava at the level of the 2nd lumbar vertebra renal vein , vena renalis
wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx sacrum
forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves spondylolisthesis
one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs transverse process
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