Coronal Section - head/sinuses

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The maxillary sinuses reside within the maxillary bone of the face. These air sinuses connect to the nasal tubinates within the nose, and are part of the air system involved in warming and moistening inspired air. Infections of the sinuses (sinusitis) are common during cold and allergy seasons.

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tongue | eye | nasal turbinates | maxillary sinus | frontal sinus | frontal lobe | olfactory_bulb |
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Module Name: 1704_head
Module Title: Coronal Section - head/sinuses
Image Info: Coronal section (1704) Visible Human Project
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: January 23rd, 1997.

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