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Pneumatic bones

13 January 2011
  • Pneumatic bones are those bones which contain an air filled cavity within them
  • In humans, they are seen in relation to the the nasal cavity – they enclose the paranasal sinuses
  • Pneumatic bones are – maxilla, frontal bone, sphenoid and ethmoid

Reference:
Textbook of Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses by Dr. Ashalatha, p45
Anatomy Simplified for Nursing & Paramedical Students By Annamma Paul, p1

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