Mental foramen - Foramen mentale

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Description

Below the second premolar tooth, on either side the external surface of the body of mandible, midway between the upper and lower borders of the body, is the mental foramen, for the passage of the mental vessels and nerve.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Bones of cranium > Mandible > Body of mandible > Mental foramen

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