Vértebras cervicais (C I - C VII) - Vertebrae cervicales [C I-C VII]

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Cervical vertebræ are the smallest of the true vertebræ, and can be readily distinguished from those of the thoracic or lumbar regions by the presence of a foramen in each transverse process. The first, second, and seventh present exceptional features and must be separately described; the following characteristics are common to the remaining four :


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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Anatomia geral > Ossos; sistema esquelético > Esqueleto axial > Coluna vertebral > Vértebras cervicais (C I - C VII)

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