ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cervical vertebra with spinal cord. Computer graphic illustration of a cervical vertebra of the neck, and the spinal cord enclosed within it. Bone of the vertebra is coloured blue. The spinal cord is purple, with its grey matter coloured orange (at centre). Components of the vertebra are: two spinous processes (at top); superior articular surfaces (at left and right); vertebral body (at bottom) which rests on a vertebral disc and articulates with the vertebra adjacent to it.
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