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.

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 The graphic at right shows that the human
 spine is not actually
color-coded.


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







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

3 comments:

  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.

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  2. Aren't you at work right now?

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

    I was. :)

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