axis vertebra

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Noun1.axis vertebra - the 2nd cervical vertebraaxis vertebra - the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
cervical vertebra, neck bone - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
odontoid process - a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck
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The body, posterior arch and transverse process of axis vertebra is derived from second cervical sclerotome.
Craig, "Shear fracture through the body of the axis vertebra," Spine, vol.
The elements of pedicle and pedicle axis are critical to the structural anatomy of axis vertebra which are important to normal function and also for cases of pathology or fractures when surgical intervention is required [4, 5].