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Inferior Turbinates

Summary Information: Inferior Turbinates

Inferior Turbinates: The inferior turbinates are small structures located within the lowest area of the nasal cavity. They are composed of curled protruding bones covered with mucus membranes. The function of the inferior turbinates is to keep the flow of inspired air steady and to circulate it around the greatest possible surface area. This optimizes the ability of the nasal cilia to trap foreign particles, pollutants, and pathogens and to help warm and moisturize air before it flows into the remainder of the respiratory tract.

Conditions that can afflict the inferior turbinates include nasal polyps, nasal fractures, upper respiratory infections, respiratory allergies, smoking, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Inferior Turbinates

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Inferior Turbinates

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Other Names: Inferior Turbinates

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Sub Parts: Inferior Turbinates

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Inferior Turbinates

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