Anterior tubercle of cervical vertebra
|Bone: Anterior tubercle of cervical vertebra|
|Cervical vertebra (anterior tubercle labeled at upper left)|
|Side view of a typical cervical vertebra (anterior tubercle labeled at center left)|
|Latin||Tuberculum anterius vertebrae cervicalis|
|Gray's||subject #21 99|
The anterior tubercle is a small bump or tubercle on the cervical vertebrae. The anterior tubercle is located anteriorly (frontal) of the anterior arch, which forms about one-fifth of the ring. The anterior archs anterior surface is convex, and presents at its center the anterior tubercle for the attachment of the longus colli muscles.
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