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  1. 1. THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN <ul><li>THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN IS VERY VERSATILE. IT HAS STRENGTH AND IS FLEXIBLE. WE CAN USE IT AS A LEVER AND ALSO TO PROTECT THE SPINAL CORD </li></ul><ul><li>WE HAVE 12 PAIRS OF RIBS AND IT IS THEIR JOB TO PROTECT THE ORGANS OF THE CHEST </li></ul><ul><li>THEY ARE ATTACHED TO THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN AT THE BACK AND TO THE STERNUM. THE LAST 2 ARE FREE AND ARE CALLED ‘FLOATING’ RIBS. </li></ul>
  2. 2. THE VERTEBRAE <ul><li>THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN CONSISTS OF 33 BONES CALLED VERTEBRAE . THEY ARE DIVIDED INTO 5 GROUPS. </li></ul><ul><li>THEY ARE :- </li></ul><ul><li>7 CERVICAL </li></ul><ul><li>12 THORACIC </li></ul><ul><li>5 LUMBAR </li></ul><ul><li>5 SACRUM </li></ul><ul><li>4 COCCYX </li></ul>

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