Processo transverso - Processus transversus

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The transverse processes, two in number, project one at either side from the point where the lamina joins the pedicle, between the superior and inferior articular processes. They serve for the attachment of muscles and ligaments.

The transverse process of a lumbar vertebra is also called costal or costiform process, because it corresponds to a rudimentary rib (costa) which, as opposed to the thorax, is not developed in the lumbar region.


Esta definição inclui textos do site wikipedia – Wikipedia: enciclopédia libre (22 de julho de 2004). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Recuperado no dia 10 de agosto de 2004, de http://www.wikipedia.org

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Anatomia geral > Ossos; sistema esquelético > Esqueleto axial > Coluna vertebral > Vértebra > Processo transverso

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