Superior articular process zygapophysis

Processus articularis (zygapophysis) superior. Articular process on the superior aspect of the vertebral arch. B C D

15 Inferior articular process (zygapophysis). Processus articularis (zygapophysis) inferior. Articular process on the inferior aspect ofthe vertebral arch. B C

16 CERVICAL VERTEBRAE. Vertebrae cervicales. The seven uppermost vertebrae (C1-7). A

17 Uncal process or uncus. Uncus corporis. Upwardly projecting, hook-like process on either side of the cervical vertebrae. It occasionally gives rise to bony proliferations which can exert pressure on the spinal nerve. C

18 Foramen transversarium. Hole in the transverse process of cervical vertebrae for the passage of the vertebral artery and vein. C

19 Anterior tubercle. Tuberculum anterius. Anterior projection on the transverse processes of cervical vertebrae 2-7 for muscle attachment. C

20 Posterior tubercle. Tuberculum posterius. Posterior projection on the transverse processes of cervical vertebrae 2-7 for muscle attachment. C

21 Carotid tubercle. Tuberculum caroticum. Well developed anterior tubercle of C6. So named because the common carotid artery can be compressed against it anteriorly. A

22 Groove for spinal nerve. Sulcus n. spinalis. Groove on the transverse processes of C3-7 for the spinal nerves exiting from the intervertebral foramina. C

23 Vertebra prominens (C7). The seventh cervical vertebra. It is so named because of its especially well-developed spinous process (in 70% of cases). A

24 THORACIC VERTEBRAE. Vertebrae thoracicae. The twelve vertebrae of the thorax (T1-12). A

25 Superior costal facet. Fovea costalis superior. Fossa for articulation with the head of a rib. It is located near the root of the arch on the upper edge of the body of a vertebra. B

26 Inferior costal facet. Fovea costalis inferior. Fossa for articulation with the head of a rib. It is located below the root of the arch on the lower edge of the body of a vertebra. B

27 Costal facet of transverse process. Fovea costalis processus transversi. Facet for articulation with the tubercle of a rib. B

28 LUMBAR VERTEBRAE. Vertebrae lumbales (lumbares). The five vertebrae of the lumbar region (L1-5). A

29 Accessory process. Processus accessorius. Rudiment of the original lumbar transverse process. It projects posteriorly from the base of the costal process. D

30 Mamillary process. Processus mamillaris. A blunt process projecting from the superior articular process of the lumbar vertebra. D

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