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(Science: anatomy) The atlas (the bone that supports the head), as atlas supported the sky.

Origin: g. Atlas, Atlantos, atlas, the mythical titan who supported the dome of the sky on his shoulders

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Skin, muscles and joints

Clarence, you seem to know a bit about this, do you know the one about the skull joint? The atlanto-occipital joint is the one responsible for the flexion and extension of the head and slight lateral flexion of the head to either side. The atlanto-axial joint is the ...

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by clarence
Fri May 27, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Skin, muscles and joints
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