Skull bones

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The skull is divided into two parts, the neurocranium , which surrounds the brain area, and the splanchnocranium - the facial part.  

Bones of neurocranium[edit | edit source]

The bones of the neurocranium are the bones related to the brain of the skull. Their basic function is therefore to protect the brain and its nutrition, important nerves. Some of them hide sensory organs. The bones of the neurocranium include:  

Bones of the splanchnocranium[edit | edit source]

The bones of the splanchnocranium are the bones associated with the facial part of the skull. They thus form the shape of the skull and at the same time some of them serve as part of a functional chewing apparatus . Facial bones include:

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  • HORKÝ, Drahomír – NOVÁKOVÁ, Květoslava. Morfologie orofaciálního systému pro studenty zubního lékařství [online] 2. edition. Publikováno online. 2011. Available from <://>. ISBN 978-80-244-2702-7.