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    Neck Anatomy (Partial)

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    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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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