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Vertebral Column Diagram - Human vertebral column refers to the bones which make up a column-like in our back part. This column of bones is also often called as columna vertebralis. It comes from Latin words. The number of the bones that make up the vertebral column are 33 vertebrae.
These 33 vertebrae are owned by human. 24 of those vertebrae are called articulating vertebrae. The other nine vertebrae are called fused vertebrae. These nine vertebrae are fused to the part of the backbone called sacrum and coccyx.
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As told before that human has 24 vertebrae called articulating vertebrae. And the other nine consist of five vertebrae that are fused to the part of the backbone named sacrum and four vertebrae are fused to the coccygeal bones. The 24 vertebrae consist of Those 33 vertebrae are functioned to help protecting the spinal cord which is in the backbone area.
As human is aging the number of vertebrae may increase and decrease as well at the same time. Additional vertebra may replace the diminished vertebrae. And it is just normal. However, the vertebrae in the cervix area will not be diminished it is not common to happen such case. Cervical vertebrae consist of seven bones. There are also twelve vertebrae that make up the thoracic and five vertebrae that make up the lumbar.
The vertebral column of human, of course, has differences with other vertebral creatures, in this case vertebral animals. The differences can be in the form of its number or even in the form of shapes.
As told above, the function of the existence of vertebrae is to protect the present of other important part of human body that is spinal cord. It is because the vertebral column has hollow space inside it and it make up a space that is used for the spinal cord.
This space is called spinal canal. The 24 vertebrae or called articulating vertebrae are in the upper part of the backbone while the other vertebrae are in the lower part. Vertebral column diagram of human and other vertebral animals are not hard to distinguished.