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1

This bone is VERY important and it is One bone.

Sphenoid Bone

2

The 2 large inferior projections that come down from the Sphenoid bone are called?

The Pterygoid Process

3

Function of the Sphenoid is?

Attachment for Muscles

4

The Sphenoid Bone has 2 plates (processes) name them.

the Medial and Lateral Pterygoid Plates (processes)

5

Which Pterygoid Plate is flatter and thicker?

the Lateral Pterygoid Plate

6

Which Pterygoid Plate is thinner?

The Medial Pterygoid Plate

7

The depression b/w the plates (the area that is b/w the medial and lateral plate) is called?

The Pterygoid Fossa

8

The most inferior extension of the Medial Pterygoid Plate is called?

The Hamulus
(it can show up on the Maxillary Molar projections)

9

What 3 things can you see on the Sphenoid Bone looking at it from the floor of the Cranial Vault?
hint: butterfly

1. Sella Turcica
2. Greater Wings
3. Lesser Wings

10

What glands does the Sella Turcica house?

the Pituitary Gland