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  C6 (cervical vertebra)



C6 (cervical vertebra)

   The sixth cervical (neck) vertebra from the top. The next-to-last of the seven cervical vertebrae.

RELATED TERMS
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Cervical
Having to do with the neck (cervical spine) or the cervix of the uterus.

Vertebrae
The bones that make up the spine.



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C1-C7 (cervical vertebrae)
C1 through C7 are the symbols for the cervical (neck) vertebrae, the upper 7 vertebrae in the spinal column (the vertebral column).

C2 (cervical vertebra)
C2 is the symbol for the second cervical vertebra, which is also called the axis. It is so-named because the uppermost cervical vertebra (called the atlas) rotates about the odontoid process of the second cervical vertebra. The joint between the axis and atlas is a pivot type of joint. It allows the head turn.

C3 (cervical vertebra)
The third cervical (neck) vertebra from the top.

C4 (cervical vertebra)
The fourth cervical (neck) vertebra from the top.

C5 (cervical vertebra)
The fifth cervical (neck) vertebra from the top.

C6 (cervical vertebra)

C7 (cervical vertebra)
C7 is the symbol for the 7th cervical (neck) vertebral bone (C7) which is sometimes called the prominent vertebra due to the length of its spinous process (the projection off the back of the vertebral body).

Ca
1.The symbol for calcium. 2. Short (and slang) for cancer and carcinoma. 3. Abbreviation for cardiac arrest; chronological age; coronary artery. 4. Abbreviation for circa, meaning about or approximately, as in ca. 1 mg.

CA 125
A cancer marker, a protein normally made by certain cells in the body including those of the uterine tubes, uterus, cervix, and the lining of the chest and abdominal cavities (the peritoneum and pleura). CA 125 stands for cancer antigen 125.

CA 15-3
A tumor marker most useful in following the course of treatment in women diagnosed with breast cancer, especially advanced breast cancer. CA 153 levels are rarely elevated in women with early stage breast cancer.

CA 19-9
A tumor marker initially found in colorectal cancer patients, but subsequently also identified in patients with pancreatic, stomach, and bile duct cancer. In those who have pancreatic cancer, higher levels of CA 199 tend to be associated with more advanced disease. Noncancerous conditions that may elevate CA 199 levels include gallstones, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, and cholecystitis.

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