The Sphenoid bones are among
bones of the head.
Anterior to the temporal bones and forms the base of cranium - behind the
Consists of a body, two "wings" and two "pterygoid processes" (not
labelled on diagrams) that project downwards.
Mechanical protection of the brain - in conjunction with other bones
of the skull.
Articulates with the frontal, parietal and temporal bones.
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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