Nasal septum - Definition
It is the structure that separates the right and left nostrils from each other. It is also known by the following names:
Nasal septum - Location
It is situated between the cavities of the nose.
Nasal septum - Anatomy
The structure is made of both bone and cartilage. The more anterior part is composed of hyaline cartilage while the more posterior section is composed of bone. It is made up of the fusion of the plate of the vomer with the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid.
Nasal septum - Innervation
It is supplied by branches of the anterior ethmoidal nerve and the sphenopalatine ganglion.
Nasal septum - Function
The function of this nasal structure is to seperate one nostril from the other.
Nasal septum - Pictures
Check out the images of this structure of the nose.
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