cervical vertebra

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Noun1.cervical vertebra - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck regioncervical vertebra - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
atlas vertebra, atlas - the 1st cervical vertebra
axis vertebra, axis - the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
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The first cervical vertebra, namely the atlas (C1) is a ringshaped unique vertebra and has different anatomical features from other cervical vertebrae.
The protocol amendment will expand patient eligibility and enable study investigators to administer AST-OPC1 to patients with injuries at one vertebral level higher than the trial's previous C-5 limitation, to the fourth cervical vertebra down, known as C-4, near the middle of the neck.
Its incidence in thoracic vertebra is the highest (70%), followed by lumbar vertebra (20%) and cervical vertebra (10%).
Is the use of cervical vertebra maturation method justified to determine skeletal age?
Chen Nianxi said: Lately, a surgery inserted three pieces of metals into the fourth, fifth, sixth cervical vertebra of mine.
Cervical rib is a supernumerary rib which arises from the seventh cervical vertebra.
To the Editor: A 54-year-old woman with no significant history of a headache or hypertension underwent epidural oxygen-ozone injection at a concentration of 30 [micro]g/ml (3 ml) for cervical disc herniation at cervical vertebra (C6–C7) level.
The middle cervical ganglion is occasionally absent, never exceeds 10 mm long and is placed below and in front of Chassaignac's tubercle at the level of the sixth cervical vertebra.
2) Van Overbeek and Groote classify the pouch as small if it is less than the width of one cervical vertebra and large if it is greater than the width of three vertebrae.
The first cervical vertebra supports the skull and is named Atlas after the Greek titan who held the earth on his shoulders.
Furthermore, with the block in position, the spinous, lamina or mamillary processes can be contacted to rotate the vertebra opposite to the direction indicated by the cervical vertebra transverse process sensitivity.
The holotype of Maledictosuchus riclaensis (MPZ 2001/130) consists of a nearly complete skull and mandible (MPZ 2001/130 a) and three vertebrae (MPZ 2001/130 b, c, d) assigned to a cervical vertebra, dorsal vertebra and caudal vertebra.

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