Head&Neck: Bones and Joints Part 1

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Learn the names and descriptions of the bones and joints in the head and neck. part 1: skull

Frontal Bone

This bone forms the skeleton of the forehead

Supraorbital Notch

Also known as the Foramen, this notch lodges the supraorbital nerve and vessels

Nasal Bone

Forms the bony part of the external nose

Lacrimal Bone

Small fragile bone making up part of the front inner walls of each eye socket and providing room for the passage of the lacrimal ducts

Zygomatic Bone

the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek

Infraorbital foramen

Opening under the orbit carrying the infraorbital nerves and blood vessels the the nasal region

Maxilla

Upper Jaw bone

Mental Foramen

Transmits the mental nerve and vessels

Mandible

Lower Jaw Bone

Temporal Bone

A thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear

Parietal Bone

Either of two skull bones between the frontal and occipital bones and forming the top and sides of the cranium that transmits an emissary vein

Coronal Suture

Suture between Parietal and Frontal bones

Sphenoid Bone

Bone at the base of the skull that consists of a body and three pairs

Lacrimal Bone

Small fragile bone making up part of the front inner walls of each eye socket and providing room for the passage of the lacrimal ducts

Frontal Process

Part of the zygomatic bone that goes upwards towards the frontal bone

Alveolar Process

A ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth

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