Visible Human Transverse Section Through the Head

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The sphenoid sinus resides within the sphenoid bone of the cranium. This sinus connects with the nasal passages, and is part of an intricate system of air passageways that warm incoming air. The hollow sinsuses also make the cranium lighter.

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eye | lens | medial rectus | lateral rectus | ethmoid sinus | sphenoid sinus | nasal septum | temporalis muscle | brain |
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Module Name: a_vm1110
Module Title: Visible Human Transverse Section Through the Head
Image Info: Gross specimen, transverse section
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: Feb 4th, 1997

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