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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 2: Figure 7

Atlas of Human Anatomy

The mandible seen from its anterior surface.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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The mandible seen from its anterior surface

A) Body, horizontal part.
B) Ramus.

a) Inferior surface of the body; the base (attachment site for mm scalene, quadratus menti, platysma, and digastricus).
b) Alveolar margin, with sixteen alveoli.
c) External mental protuberance.
d) Mental foramen (passage for mental artery, vein, and nerve; exit for the inferior alveolar canal).
e) External oblique line (origin for the m buccinator).
f) Mandibular angle (insertion for m masseter).
g) Condyloid process (from the neck).
h) Coronoid process (insertion for m temporalis).
i) Semilunar incisure.
k) Incisure teeth.
l) Canine teeth.
m) Molar teeth.

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