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What are the three main areas of the skull?

Cranium (hollow cavity surrounding brain)

Face

Jaws

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What is the outer layer of bone called?

Compact bone

2

What is a foramen?

Holes in compact bone which allow vessels and nerves to pass through

3

What is the foramen magnum

Largest foramen in the cranium (allows spinal cord to connect to brain)

4

What are fissures in the skull?

Natural spaces between bones that allow vessels to pass through

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What is the inner layer of bone called?

Cancellous bone (spongey bone)

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What are coronoid sutures?

where honey plates join

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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)

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What are the six bones of the face?

Vomer (connect face and cranium)
Lacrimal bones
Nasal bones
Nasal turbinates
Palatine bones
Zygomatic bones

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What is the maxilla joined together by?

The median palatine suture

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What does the mandible do?

Close and pull backward

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What are the six components of the TMJ

Condyle head
Temporal bone
Articular eminence
Glenoid fossa
Mandible
Meniscus cartlidge

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What is trismus?

Locked jaw
Muscle spasms