Help yourself to learn more about the anatomy of the neck using these hands-on neck diagrams that we have collected in high quality! In these 101 Diagramss, the detailed structures of the head and neck structures are illustrated in a high quality pictures. The neck is the start of the spinal column and spinal cord. The spinal column contains about two dozen inter-connected, oddly shaped, bony segments, called vertebrae. The neck contains seven cervical vertebrae which are the smallest and uppermost vertebrae in the body. Take a look at the following diagram below that shows the organs inside the neck!
In the neck diagram above, you can see the structures of the neck. Noticed above is the spinal column which extends from the base of the skull to the pelvis. It protects and houses the spinal cord —the long bundle of nervous tissue that transmits neural signals to the brain and rest of body. It runs from the back of the head to the small of the back. The laryngeal prominence, more commonly known as the Adam’s apple, is a noticeable external neck feature. It is more prominent in men than in women. More anatomy diagrams of the neck are provided in the following images.
As you can see in the diagrams above, between the Adam’s apple and the chin, the hyoid bone can be felt; below the thyroid cartilage, a further ring that can be felt in the midline is the cricoid cartilage. Between the cricoid cartilage and the suprasternal notch, the trachea and isthmus of the thyroid gland can be felt.
The neck supports the weight of the head and is highly flexible, allowing the head to turn and flex in different directions, therefore it is important to study the structures of the neck. All presented are the teaching resources for back structure anatomy that you can freely save. Find other educational diagrams in this site by looking through our archive. Kindly share this post to your social media and thank you!