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Mental foramen
Mandible. Outer surface. Side view.
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The mental foramen is a foramen in the mandible. File links The following pages link to this file: Mandible Wikipedia:Grays Anatomy images with missing articles 4 Categories: Public domain images ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... In anatomy, a foramen is any opening. ... The mandible (inferior maxillary bone) (together with the maxilla) is the largest and strongest bone of the face. ...

It permits passage of the mental nerve.

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  • SUNY - lateral view
  • SUNY - frontal view

  Results from FactBites:
II. Osteology. 5b. 8. The Mandible (Lower Jaw). Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. (1982 words)
Above the mental spines a median foramen and furrow are sometimes seen; they mark the line of union of the halves of the bone.
In the posterior two-thirds of the bone the canal is situated nearer the internal surface of the mandible; and in the anterior third, nearer its external surface.
The mental foramen opens midway between the upper and lower borders of the bone, and the mandibular canal runs nearly parallel with the mylohyoid line.
OMFP: ORPT 621, Dental Radiology - VCU School of Dentistry (2750 words)
mental fossa appears as a radiolucent depression extending laterally from the midline and between the alveolar ridge and the mental ridge.
The canal extends radiographically from the mandibular foramen to the mental foramen.
The mental ridge is apparent in the center of the mandible, between the foramen.
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