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In the human spine, what is the difference between intervertebral and vertebral foramina? Is it just a matter of perspective and do they refer to the same thing or are they different?

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They are actually different.


(source: emory.edu)

INTERVERTEBRAL FORAMINA is actually spaces between adjacent vertebrae which gives passage for spinal nerves to exit.

Whereas, VERTEBRAL FORAMINA forms vertebral canal.

Source:

Organization of the Nervous System: An introduction for students in the Human Anatomy Course

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