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Where is the ATLAS and AXIS in our body ??

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Asked by ajit kulkarni, 26 Mar '13 06:36 pm
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Atlas : It is the most superior (first) cervical (C1) vertebra of the spine.
Axis: It is the second cervical vertebra (C2) of the spine.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 26 Mar '13 08:04 pm

 
  
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In anatomy, the atlas is the most superior (first) cervical vertebra of the spine.
It is named for the Atlas of Greek mythology, because it supports the globe of the head.
The atlas is the topmost vertebra, and along with the Axis forms the joint connecting the skull and spine. The atlas and axis are specialized to allow a greater range of motion than normal vertebrae. They are responsible for the nodding and rotation movements of the head.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 26 Mar '13 06:43 pm

 
  
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In the spinal column
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 26 Mar '13 06:37 pm

 
  
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Atlas : It is the most superior (first) cervical (C1) vertebra of the spine.
Axis: It is the second cervical vertebra (C2) of the spine.
Answered by iqbal seth, 27 Mar '13 07:47 am

 
  
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