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Supportive Bones and Cartilages of the Nasal Cavity

Posterior to the nose (nose external), is the image descriptionnasal cavity. This large passage-way is framed and supported by several bones and cartilages.

Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity with the label: Nasal cavity
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Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity labeled: Frontal bone
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity labeled: Sphenoid bone
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity labeled: Cribriform plate
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity labeled: Cribriform plate: Nasal bone
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  • The lateral walls of the cavity are framed by the bodies of the two image descriptionmaxilla bones.
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity labeled: Maxilla bone
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  • The cavity floor is supported by the image descriptionpalatine process of the maxilla bones and the image descriptionhorizontal plates of the palatine bones. Together, these bones are referred to as the hard palate.
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity labeled: Palatine Process
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity labeled: Horizontal Plate
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  • A thin vertical plate, the image descriptionnasal septum, divides the nasal cavity into two chambers (nasal fossae).
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity labeled: Nasal septum
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Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity labeled: Perpendicular plate of the ethmoid bone
Midsagittal view of the nasal cavity labeled: Septal Cartilage
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An Overview of the Supportive Bones and Cartilages of the Nasal Cavity:

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