Coronal Section - head/sinuses

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The tongue (glossus) is unique muscle in that it only attached at one end (unlike other muscles in which both ends are attached to bone). The single attachments gives the tongue greater mobility to assist with the mechanical breakdown of food, swallowing, and speech. A specialized epithlium covers the anterior portion of the tongue. The rough surface contains the taste buds.

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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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