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Chapter 19 Vocab Part A & B

Acanthion The superior prominence formed at the junction of the two maxillary bones; the positioning landmark where the nose meets the upper lip.
Blowout fracture Traumatic opening between the orbital floor and the maxillary sinus, usually caused by a blow to the eye.
Cerebral concussion A blow to the head that causes brief unconsciousness of disorientation.
Contrecoup injury Brain injury caused by movement of the brain within the cranium that results from a severe blow to the head on the opposite side.
Cranium The eight bones that surround the brain; the brain case.
External auditory meatus (EAM) The opening to the ear canal.
External occipital protuberance The palpable bony prominence in the approximate center of the occipital bone.
Foramen magnum The large round hole in the anterior portion of the occipital bone through which the spinal cord passes.
Glabella The bony prominence on the frontal bone between the eyebrows.
Gonion The angle on the mandible.
Lacrimal bone One of the smallest and most fragile bones of the face, located at the anterior part of the medial wall of the orbit.
Mandible The lower jaw.
Maxilla The upper jaw.
Mental protuberance (point) The prominence in the center of the mandible's lower margin.
Multiple myeloma A malignant bone disease that may involve many bones of the body.
Nasal conchae Six thin, curved, bony projections that divid the nasal cavities.
Nasion The anterior depression in the midline of the skull between the orbits.
Orbit Eye socket.
Palatine bone A part of the roof of the mouth.
Sella turcica The rounded fossa in the center of the anterior superior surface of the sphenoid bone; the location of the pituitary gland.
Suture A synarthrodial joint that connects the bones of the cranium; a stitch used to close a wound or the material used to close a wound in this way.
Vomer The bone that forms the inferior portion of the nasal septum.
Zygoma The cheek bone.
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