There are two Nasal bones among the facial
bones of the head.
a pair of small oblong bones that form the bridge and roof of the nose.
The nasal bones form the bridge and roof
of the nose - located at the front and in the centre of the face.
In addition to their contribution to the shape of the face and the definition
of and keeping open of the nasal cavities (for air-flow to the lungs),
the nasal bones also contribute to holding in place parts of the vascular
system (blood vessels through the face) and nervous system (nerves
in the face).
both a small vein and also the nasal nerve pass through - or travel
via grooves in - the nasal bone(s).
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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