Coronal Section - head/sinuses

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Note the highly twisted shape of the nasal turbinates. These thin bony projections are covered by an epithelial lining. The twisted passageways assist with the warming and moistening of air destined for the lungs. Connections to the maxillary and frontal air sinuses can be found within the turbinates.

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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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