Explain the following :

(i) Transeverse process

(ii) Foramen Transversarium

  • A process projecting outward from the side of a vertebra is termed as transverse process.
  • Transverse foramen or foramen transversarium is an opening in the transverse process of a cervical vertebra for the passage of the vertebral artery and vein and the sympathetic nerve plexus. It is also called as vertebroarterial foramen.

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