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Skull

Descriptions of Skull

Skull: the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
Source: WordNet 2.1

Skull : bony part of the head including the facial bones and the bones enclosing the brain.
Source: CRISP

Skull : The SKELETON of the HEAD including the FACIAL BONES and the bones enclosing the BRAIN.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Skull

Skull: The skull is a bony structure that encases the brain and includes the cranium and the mandible, which is the structure underlying the jaw. The skull is a part of the skeletal system. The main functions of the skull are to protect the brain and give shape and support to the face and jaw and provide insertion points for muscles of the face and head. The skull also provides a fixed positioning for the eyes and ears so they can function optimally in conjunction with the brain.

The skull is comprised of 22 smaller bones, including the maxilla, ethmoid, sphenoid, frontal, temporal and occipital bones. Conditions that can afflict the skull include infection, trauma, facial fractures, cranial fractures, jaw fractures, cancer, and birth defects.

Closely Related Organs: Skull

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Skull

The following conditions are related to the organ: Skull:

Sub Parts: Skull

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Skull:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Skull

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Skull:

Condition count: 2 ; see list below.

Organ types: Bone (91)

Number: 1 skull (22 skull bones)

Organs: list of all organs

Skull: Related Topics

Diseases List for Skull:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Skull' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

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