Frontal bone (Forehead, superior surface of orbits) Parietal bones (Sides, roof) Occipital bone (Foramen magnum) Temporal bones- includes structures of ear, acoustic canal and part of cheek bone (Sides, base) Sphenoid bone (Bridge between cranial and facial bones) Ethmoid bone (Cribriform plate (holds olfactory nerve up from nose to brain) and Nasal septum)
What is the foramen magnum
Big hole in base of skull, too allow the spinal chord to go through and connect to brain.
Forehead, superior surface of orbits
sides and roof
very back, foramen magnum
Sides (from jaw backwards) and base
Bridge between cranial and facial bones(the butterfly shaped one which articulates with all other bones). Cross-brace that strengthens the sides of the skull.
Support/protection of eyes,processes for muscle attachment (speaking,eating). Support nasal cavity (keep airways open), support structure of inner ear.
Maxillary bone (largest facial bone)
makes up central part of face, inner cheek, top jaw and sides of nose- supports the upper teeth and form inferior orbital rim, the upper jaw, most of hard palate. Maxillary sinuses in bones produce mucus.
top/side of cheek bone and rim&lateral wall of orbit and form part of zygomatic arch.
lower jaw,lower arch of teeth, free moving.
Make up bridge of the nose.
create turbulence in air passing through naval cavity. increase surface area to promote warming and humidification of inhaled air.
forms inferior portion of nasal septum.
Form the posterior portion of the hard palate. They also contribute to the floor of each orbit.
Supports the larynx and is site for attachment for muscles of the larynx, pharynx and tongue. (Has a greater horn,lesser horn and main body, not directly attached/influenced by any other bone)