Printable neck diagrams to help you learn more about the system that makes up our neck. In the following diagrams, the anatomy is drawn with and without the labels. Click on the image to zoom and save the diagrams. Here’s the first diagram.
The neck diagram above shows you the structure and anatomy of the neck. It is a structure that stretches from the base of the skull and the inferior margin of the mandible above, to the shoulders and thorax below. It is formed of four major compartments: the vertebral compartment, that includes the cervical vertebrae and the associated postural muscles; the visceral compartment, that contains glands like the thyroid, parathyroid, and thymus, as well as parts of both the respiratory and digestive tracts and the two vascular compartments on each side that contain major blood vessels and the vagus nerve.
The bony framework of the neck is comprised of the seven cervical vertebrae, hyoid bone, manubrium of the sternum, and the clavicles. Muscles of the neck can be grouped based on function, innervation, and embryological origin. Pharyngeal muscles constrict and elevate the pharynx, while the muscles of the larynx adjust the dimensions of the air pathway. The head and neck receives the majority of its blood supply through the carotid and vertebral arteries.
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