Thoracic Vertebrae Anatomy Quiz

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What part of the vertebra is responsible for transmitting body weight downwards?

Vertebral body

Which part of the vertebra surrounds the spinal cord?

Vertebral arch

What part of the vertebra projects backwards from the vertebral arch?

Spinous process

Which part of the vertebra carries articular facets for articulation with the vertebra above?

Superior articular processes

Where are the intervertebral foramina located?

Between successive pedicles

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Vertebra Structure and Function

  • The body of the vertebra is responsible for transmitting body weight downwards.
  • The vertebral foramen surrounds the spinal cord.
  • The spinous process projects backwards from the vertebral arch.
  • The superior and inferior articular processes carry articular facets for articulation with the vertebra above and below, respectively.
  • The intervertebral foramina are located between adjacent vertebrae, allowing spinal nerves to exit the vertebral column.

Quiz: "Anatomy of the Thoracic Vertebrae" Test your knowledge of the anatomy of the thoracic vertebrae with this quiz. Learn about the structure, parts, and functions of the 12 rib-bearing vertebrae that make up the thoracic spine.

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