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Facial skeleton - Wikipedia cranial and facial


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The facial skeleton comprises the facial bones that may attach to build a portion of the skull. The remainder of the skull is the braincase. In human anatomy and.

The facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve, or simply CN VII. It emerges from the pons of the brainstem, controls the muscles of facial expression, and functions.

The skull consists of 8 cranial bones and 14 facial bones. The bones are listed in Table, but note that only six types of cranial bones and eight types of facial.

The viscerocranium (or facial skeleton) is formed by the bones supporting the face. Except for the mandible, all skull bones are joined together by sutures.