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Neck Anatomy (Partial)

Neck Anatomy (Partial)

Partial anatomy of the neck

The vertebrae are the bones of the spine. Discs between the vertebrae support and cushion these bones. The spinal cord runs through the vertebrae and carries messages back and forth between the brain and the rest of the body.

The front of the neck contains the esophagus, which carries food and liquid to the stomach, and the trachea, which carries air to the lungs.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Last Revised July 30, 2012

Last Revised: July 30, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

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