Illustrated anatomical parts with images from e-Anatomy and descriptions of anatomical structures
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Lateral mass of atlas
The lateral masses are the most bulky and solid parts of the atlas, in order to support the weight of the head. Each carries two articular facets, a superior and an inferior.
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