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Face

Definition: The anterior portion of the head that includes the skin, muscles, and structures of the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jaw.
Notes: usually NIM as site; soft parts = FACE, bones = FACIAL BONES or specifics; /abnorm permitted but FACIAL BONES /abnorm is more likely; facial fractures: see note on FACIAL BONES; craniofacial dysmorphism & craniofacial fibrous dysplasia & long face syndrom

Face Categories.
Cheek
Chin - The anatomical frontal portion of the mandible, also known as the mentum, that contains the line of fusion of the two separate halves of the mandible (symphysis menti). This line of fusion divides inferiorly to enclose a triangular area called the mental protuberance. On each side, inferior to the second premolar tooth, is the mental foramen for the passage of blood vessels and a nerve.
Eye
Forehead - The part of the face above the eyes.
Mouth - The oval-shaped oral cavity located at the apex of the digestive tract and consisting of two parts: the vestibule and the oral cavity proper.
Nose - A specialized structure that serves as an organ of the sense of smell as well as part of the respiratory system; the term includes both the external nose and the nasal cavity.
Parotid Region - The region of the face on either side, around the PAROTID GLAND.

Face Definitions and Terms

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