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cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae

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Compare the bone markings of the vertebrae and distinguish the differences between the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae.

Describe two different joints found within knee, including the bone markings and the movements produced by those joints.

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Dear Student: Here are two references. One it attached and one is embedded.

These are for the Vertebrae:

http://mason.gmu.edu/~cbeck/biol124/Bones.htm

This information is regarding the knee:

When the knee moves, it does ...

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Differentiate cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae.

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