BONY FRAMEWORK OF THE HEAD AND NECK
The skull provides bony protection for the brain. The spine, consisting of vertebrae and their intervertebral disks, provides bony protection for the spinal cord. The spine and skull articulate at the foramen magnum, where the C1 vertebral body (the atlas) abuts the occipital bone.
Zygomatic arch, Temporal bone, Sphenoid bone, Temporal fossa, Condylar process of mandible, Mandibular notch, Coronoid process of mandible, Lateral pterygoid plate (broken line), Hamulus of medial pterygoid plate (broken line), Pterygomandibular raphe (broken line), Mandible, Ramus, Angle, Body, Hyoid bone, Body, Lesser horn, Greater horn, Stylohyoid ligament, Spine of sphenoid bone, Foramen spinosum, Foramen ovale, Epiglottis, Trachea, Thyroid cartilage, Cricoid cartilage, Sphenopalatine foramen, Pterygopalatine fossa, Choanae (posterior nares), Lateral plate, Medial plate, Hamulus of pterygoid process, Tuberosity of maxilla, Infratemporal fossa, Alveolar process of maxilla