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Descriptions of Maxilla

Maxilla: the upper jawbone in vertebrates; it is fused to the cranium
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Maxilla

Maxilla: The maxilla is a bone in the cranium and skull and is a part of the skeletal system. The maxilla forms part of the face, including the upper part of the jaw. The functions of the maxilla include securing the upper teeth and creating part of the structure for the mouth, nose, and orbits of the eyes. The maxilla also provides insertion points for muscles of the face and head.

Conditions that can afflict the maxilla include infection, trauma, facial fractures, La Fort fractures, cleft palate, and birth defects.

Closely Related Organs: Maxilla

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Maxilla

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