Flashcards in Bones Of The Skull Deck (13):
What are the three main areas of the skull?
Cranium (hollow cavity surrounding brain)
What is the outer layer of bone called?
What is a foramen?
Holes in compact bone which allow vessels and nerves to pass through
What is the foramen magnum
Largest foramen in the cranium (allows spinal cord to connect to brain)
What are fissures in the skull?
Natural spaces between bones that allow vessels to pass through
What is the inner layer of bone called?
Cancellous bone (spongey bone)
What are coronoid sutures?
where honey plates join
What are the six bones of the cranium?
Frontal bone (single plate)
Parietal bone (pair of plates)
Temporal bone (pair of plates)
Occipital bone (single plate)
Sphenoid bone (single plate)
Ethmoid bone (single plate/nose)
What are the six bones of the face?
Vomer (connect face and cranium)
What is the maxilla joined together by?
The median palatine suture
What does the mandible do?
Close and pull backward
What are the six components of the TMJ