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Vertebral joints of the neck. Artwork of the bones (yellow) and ligaments (blue) of the cervical (neck) region of the spine (vertebral column). This view is from the side (lateral), with the front of the body at left. At the top of the spine, parts of the occipital bone are visible. The first two spinal bones below that are the atlas and axis vertebrae. Ligaments shown include the ligamenta flava (spinal ligaments) and the nuchal ligament (centre right) between the skull and the spine.
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