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The firm prominence in the upper part of the larynx formed by the thyroid cartilage. It is more prominent in men than in women.
Adam's apple
The presence of air in the veins, which can lead to cardiac arrest if it enters the heart.
air embolism
To pull or tear away.
avulse
The area of the head above the ears and eyes; the skull. The cranium contains the brain.
cranium
The internal auditory canal that connects the middle ear to the nasal cavity.
eustachian tube
The ear canal; leads to the tympanic membrane.
external auditory canal
A large opening at the base of the skull through which the brain connects to the spinal cord.
foramen magnum
The collection of blood in a space, tissue, or organ due to a break in the wall of a blood vessel.
hematoma
The bone of the lower jaw.
The bone of the lower jaw.
A prominent bony mass at the base of the skull behind the ear.
mastoid process
The upper jawbones that assist in the formation of the orbit, the nasal cavity, and the palate, and lodge the upper teeth.
maxillae
The external, visible part of the ear.
pinna
The muscles on either side of the neck that allow movement of the head.
sternocleidomastoid muscles
A characteristic crackling sensation on palpation, caused by the presence of air in soft tissues.
subcutaneous emphysema
The joint where the mandible meets with the temporal bone of the cranium just in front of each ear.
temporomandibular joint
The small cartilaginous projection in front of the opening of the ear.
tragus
Layers of bone within the nasal cavity.
turbinates
The eardrum, which lies between the external and middle ear.
tympanic membrane