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PIMA BIO130

CHP8 Skeletal; Facial Bones and Their Markings; Mandible

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Mandible Lower jawbone; largest, strongest bone of the face
Body Main part of the bone; forms the chin
Ramus Process, one on either side, that projects upward from the posterior part of the body
Condylar process Part of each ramus that articulates with the mandibular fossa of the temporal bone
Neck Constricted part just below the condyles
Aveolar process Teeth set into this arch
Mandibular foramen Opening on the inner surface of the ramus; transmits and blood vessels to the lower teeth
Mental foramen Opening on the outer surface below the space between the two bicuspids; transmits the terminal branches of the nerves and vessels that enter the bone through the mandibular foramen; dentists inject anesthetics through these foramina
Coronoid process Projection upward from the anterior part of each ramus; the temporal muscle inserts here
Angle Juncture of posterior and inferior margins of ramus
Created by: Jgiron6994