Neck - Definition

February 2017


Definition

The neck is the part of the human body, as well as many vertebrates, which connects the head to the thorax. The neck plays several key roles: support, mobility and vascularization of the head, the passage of the digestive, respiratory and nervous system. It consists of more bone elements, muscle, vascular, visceral and nervous. Different pathologies are likely to affect the neck area: musculoskeletal disorders, inflammation (tonsillitis, pharyngitis), tumors, arthritis ...

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Original article published by . Translated by Crashounette. Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:35 AM by christelle.b.
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