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What is the mastoid process?
A rounded radiopacity that is not seen on periapical radiographs
A marked prominence of bone located posterior and inferior to the TMJ
The lateral pterygoid plate is part of the _______ bone
The articular eminence, styloid process, and glenoid process are part of the _______ bone
Where is the maxillary tuberosity seen?
What is the external auditory meatus?
A hole or opening in the temporal bone located superior and anterior to the mastoid process
What is the glenoid fossa?
A concave, depressed area
The mandibular condyle rests in the:
What is the lateral pterygoid plate?
A wing-shaped bony projection of the sphenoid bone
What is the pterygomaxillary fissure?
A narrow space of cleft that separates the lateral pterygoid plate and the maxilla
On a panoramic radiograph the pterygomaxillary appears:
On a panoramic radiograph the maxillary tuberosity appears:
As a radiopaque bulge distal to the third molar region
Only the _______ _______ of the orbit is visible on most panoramic radiographs
What is the anterior nasal spine?
A sharp bony projection of the maxilla located at the anterior and inferior border of nasal cavity
The nasal cavity is also known as the:
What is the nasal septum?
A vertical bony wall or partition that divides the nasal cavity into the right and left nasal fossae
The hamulus extends from the _________ of the sphenoid bone
Medial pterygoid plate
Where may the mental foramen be seen?
Both periapical and panoramic radiographs
What is the coronoid process?
A marked prominence of bone found on the anterior superior Ramus of the mandible
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