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LUMBAR VERTEBRA

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LUMBAR VERTEBRA

1. The wedge-shaped discs and not the bodies produce the lumbar lordosis.
2. The bodies increase in breadth from above down.
3. The L4 T/P is the longest.
4. The L5 T/P is short, massive, pyramidal and is the only T/P to join the body and not the junction between the pedicle and lamina.
5. The body is kidney shaped, the pedicles attach to the upper half and its back is perforated by a pair of basivertebral veins.
6. The vertebral canal is triangular in cross-section.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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