17 June 2012

Idle Wonders, #3 in a series

I was looking up this medical problem my dad has called cervical stenosis. It's a pain in your neck (ironically) from your cervical vertebrae having narrowed to where the spinal cord can't be accommodated. 

And I got to wondering . . . how come your neck is your cervical spine, way up there, yet your cervix is, you know, way down there???

<--- The graphic at left shows the divisions of the vertebra in the human spine.

 The graphic at right shows that the human
 spine is not actually

The position of the canine bitch's cervix, indicated here, approximates the position of the human female's cervix. See why I wondered??

I've looked up the answer to the opening question.
The cervix is considered the "neck of the womb." Ah.


  1. Glenda Soucy-BentJune 18, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    I'm thinking you might have a little too much time on your hands...tehe.

  2. Aren't you at work right now?

  3. Glenda Soucy-BentJune 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    I was. :)