Middle nasal concha

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Middle nasal concha
Ethmoid bone from behind.
Lateral wall of nasal cavity, showing ethmoid bone in position. (Middle nasal concha is at bottom of pink region.)
LatinConcha media
Anatomical terms of bone

The medial surface of the labyrinth of ethmoid consists of a thin lamella, which descends from the under surface of the cribriform plate, and ends below in a free, convoluted margin, the middle nasal concha.

It is rough, and marked above by numerous grooves, directed nearly vertically downward from the cribriform plate; they lodge branches of the olfactory nerves, which are distributed to the mucous membrane covering the superior nasal concha.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 156 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • Anatomy figure: 33:01-01 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Anatomy figure: 22:02-10 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • upstate.edu - Frontal
  • Atlas image: rsa1p9 at the University of Michigan Health System - lateral
  • Atlas image: rsa1p6 at the University of Michigan Health System - coronal
  • "Anatomy diagram: 34256.000-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.

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