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Abortion
...  numerous thin rods made of seaweed at least a couple of days before the abortion procedure. Once the cervix is opened wide enough, the doctor is ready to pull out the baby out of the uterus. The skull of the fetus during this time is crushed so that it will be easy to take it out. The curette is also used in this process to scrape out all of the contents of the uterus and remove all of the  ...

Histiocytosis
...  sufferers easily fracture a bone or two. One major characteristic of Histiocytosis is the presence of a punched-out tumor in the bones. One of the worst things that could happen is having the skull as the tumor’s location. All the bones in the entire body are assessed since a commonly affected site has not yet been fully determined up to now. Other common things to take note of are  ...

Pagets Disease
...  the person. More often, Paget’s disease affects a single part of the body. It could be the hip, the legs, the arm, pelvis, collarbone or spine. Special Cases There are rare cases in which the skull is the one affected by the disease. This case is dangerous, because the deformity could affect hearing and even the normal functioning of the brain. Those who have developed the disease in the  ...

Bones
...  both dead cells and living cells. They have many different functions. Its mechanical functions include giving protection to the internal organs of the human body. For example, brain is protected by skull and lungs and heart are protected by rib cage. Another chief function is providing a frame for the human body to support itself on. It essentially gives shape to human body. One of the other  ...

Mouth
...  It uses its many different parts for both functions. It has a lot of parts, some of which are the teeth, lips, gums, tongue, and tonsils. Its bigger parts that connect it to the rest of the skull are the lower and upper jaw. The lower jaw is that which moves up and down to enable the opening and closing of the mouth, and the upper jaw is that which connects the mouth to the rest of the  ...

Neck Muscles
...  and the upper shoulder. They all attach to the middle of the back, and the strain caused to this is usually the cause of neck pain. Suboccipitals – these muscles are found in the posterior skull and the temples, and are used for extending and rotating the head. These small muscles do most of the work for moving the head around. Trapezius muscles – these muscles can do multiple  ...

Accessory Nerve
...  neck. Due to their location, medical procedures involving the neck and head can cause damage to the accessory nerve. Unlike the other cranial nerves, the spinal accessory nerve begins outside the skull rather than inside. How can you describe the accessory nerve? The accessory nerve has a cranial part and a spinal part. The cranial part serves the same function as the vagal nerve fibers;  ...

Blood Supply to the Brain
...  from the subclavian artery, a component found at the base of the neck. For the blood supply to enter the brain, these arteries pass through the foramen magnum. This is an opening at the base of the skull where the spinal cord merges with the brain region of the medulla oblongata. The arteries are conjoined once they have penetrated the cranium to form the basilar artery. This artery, in turn,  ...


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