There are two Maxillae (which is the
plural form, - of the singular "Maxilla") in the
head, one on each side of the face. The maxillae are therefore facial
They are more commonly known as the upper jaw bones.
The maxillae or "upper jaw bones" are located immediately above the cavity
of the mouth, at the front of the face. They also form the
lower parts of the orbits - which are non-medically known as the "eye
Bones into which the upper teeth are attached.
Each maxilla contains a maxillary sinus that drains fluid into the nasal
Other related pages include Structure
and Functions of Bones (generally),
of the Skeletal System and Bones
of the Arms & Legs.
These may be of particular interest to students of courses in Massage, Reflexology,
Beauty Therapies, and other basic-level medical or clinical courses.
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books about the human skeletal system.