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Latissimus Dorsi

Latissimus dorsi (lat) is a large, flat triangular muscle which is also the widest muscle in the human body. It begins in the lower portion of the back and tapers as it ascends to a narrow tendon that attaches to the humerus anteriorly. Due to which the

Thoracic Vertebrae

In total there are 12 thoracic vertebrae. The presence of costal facet/facets on the sides of their bodies for articulation with the heads of the ribs is how they can be identified or detected. These joints are not found in the cervical lumbar and sacral vertebrae and

Spinal Nerves

A spinal nerve is composed of many nerves, which carries motor, sensory, and autonomic signals between the spinalcord and the body. Human body consist of 31 pairs of spinal nerves, one on each side of the vertebral column. The 31 sets of spinal nerves are segmental in circulation and arise via

Atlas C1

The atlas a.k.a. C1 is the first vertebra of the spinal column. It connects with the occipital bone, which, is a flat bone located at the posterior part of the head. Structure The atlas is made up of: Anterior arch Posterior arch Paired lateral masses Paired transverse

Costovertebral Joints

The Costovertebral joints are created by articulation of articular facets on the head of ribs and costal facets on the bodies of thoracic vertebrae. The head of typical rib articulates with the body of numerically corresponding vertebra and also with the body of next higher vertebra. Type Synovial

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