InSight
T h e sk u ll
Figure 5.8
The skull consists of cranial (8) and facial (14) bones that surround and protect the
brain, provide attachments for muscles and meninges, form the framework for the
nasal and oral cavities, and have passages for major nerves and blood vessels.
Coronal suture
Squamous suture
Lambdoid suture
Occipital bone
External auditory meatus
Sphenoid bone
Zygomatic bone
Nasal bone
S
t T
'
I T T
Maxilla
Mandible
View
Sagittal
plane
Surface view
Squamous suture
Lambdoid suture
Internal auditory
meatus
Mandibular foramen
Coronal suture
Ethmoid bone
Sphenoidal sinus
Inferior nasal
concha
Vomer
Hyoid bone
Medial
view
of sagittal plane
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CHAPTER 5
The Skeletal System
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