Axial skeleton

  1. large, flat smooth portion of the temporal bone.
    squamous region of the temporal bone
  2. surrounds the external ear opening.
    tympanic region of the temporal bone
  3. posterior to the ear.
    mastoid region of the temporal bone
  4. lateral region of the skull base.
    petrous region of the temporal bone
  5. along the edge of the squamous region, connects the temporal to the parietal bone.
    squamosal suture
  6. projection of squamosal region.
    zygomatic process
  7. the mandible articulates here.
    mandibular fossa
  8. the ear canal, through which sound travels.
    external acoustic meatus
  9. needle like projection of tympanic region
    styloid process
  10. the projection tha can be felt behind your ear.
    mastoid process.
  11. opening between the mastoid and the styloid process.
    stylomastoid foramen
  12. openings of the petrous region.
    • jugular foramen
    • carotid canal
    • internal acoustic meatus
    • foramen lacerum
  13. between the occipital bone and the parietal bone.
    lambdoidal suture
  14. the spinal cord passes through
    foramen magnum
  15. connects to the top most vertebrae.
    occipital condyles
  16. passageway for the hypoglossal nerve (XII)
    hypoglossal canal
  17. the pituitary gland lies in this depression.
    hypophyseal fossa of the sella turcica
  18. the optic nerve passes through it.
    optic canal (foramen)
  19. seperates the two olfactory nerves.
    crista galli
  20. olfactory nerve endings pass through the olfactory foramina in the plate.
    cribriform plate
  21. the upper most part of the nasal septum
    perpendicular plate
  22. very difficult to see because of their location and small size
    superior nasal concha
  23. fits into the mandibular fossa of the temporal bone
    mandibular condyle
  24. angle of mandible
    mandibular angle
  25. contains all the alveoli (alveolus-a tooth pocket)
    alveolar margin of the mandible
  26. contains all the alveoli
    alveolar margin of the maxillae
  27. makes up a third of the hard palate
    palatine process
  28. zygomatic process and the zygomatic bone together make up the
    zygomatic arch
  29. contains the nasolacrimal duct through which tears pass into the nasal cavitity.
    lacrimal fossa
  30. the lower most part of the nasal septum
  31. is made of parts of the following bones, frontal, shpenoid, ethmoid, maxilla, lacrimal, zygomatic.
  32. made of two parts.
    nasal septum
  33. the upper most part of the septum
    perpendicular plate of the ethmoid
  34. warms and moistens the air as you breathe.
  35. the roof of the mouth
  36. made of cartilage
    soft palate
  37. made of bone
    hard palate
  38. the joint between the temporal bone and the mandible.
    temporomandibular joint
  39. found in a suture, belonging to neither of the larger bones which suture connects
    sutural bone
  40. the soft spots on a baby's skull
  41. a pad of fibrocartilage between each pair of vertebrae
    intervertebral disc
  42. the tube composed of all the vertebral foramina through which the spinal cord passes
    vertebral canal
  43. eventually fuse into sacrum
    5 sacral vertebrae
  44. often fuse into the coccyx
    4 coccygeal vertebrae
  45. on the dorsal side of the superior process
    superior articulating facet
  46. through which the spinal cord travels
    vertebral foramen
  47. on the ventral side of the inferior process
    inferior articulating facet
  48. between any two vertebrae, for the exit of spinal nerves from the vertebral canal
    invertebral foramen
  49. found only in the cervical vertebrae
    transverse foramen
  50. C1-lacks a body and spinous process
  51. C2
  52. (dens)
    ondontoid process
  53. smooth surfaces where a rib attaches
    costal facets
  54. sometimes does not ossify
    xiphoid process
  55. the result of the meeting of the manubrium and the body
    sternal angle
  56. point where body and xiphoid process fuse
    xiphisternal joint
  57. first seven pairs
    true ribs
  58. the last five pairs (indirectly attach to the sternum of lack a sternal attachment)
    false ribs
  59. the last two false ribs, do not attach in front
    floating ribs
  60. articulates with the body of a vertebrae
    head of rib
  61. articulates with the transverse process of a vertebrae
    tubercle of rib
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