Nose, Mouth and Throat Assessment

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Nose, Mouth and Throat  Assessment N326
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Nose, Mouth and Throat Nose Warms, moistens and filters inhaled air Sensory organ for smell Nares: openings Nasal Cavity:  Lined with coarse nasal hairs and mucous membrane Septum – divides nasal cavity Redder than oral mucosa Kiesselbach’s plexus – common site for nose bleeds
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Nose, Mouth and Throat Nose Turbinates: 3 bony projections on lateral walls of  nasal cavity Paranasal Sinuses: airfilled pockets within cranium  Narrow and easily occluded – inflammation Frontal Maxillary Ethmoid Sphenoid
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Nose, Mouth and Throat Mouth – Oral Cavity Lips  Palate: roof of mouth Hard – anterior, made of bone, white in color Soft -  arch of muscle, pink in color Uvula: free projection hanging in middle of soft  palate Tongue: striated muscle Dorsal surface: papillae, rough, bumpy Ventral surface: smooth, shiny, veins
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Nose, Mouth and Throat Mouth Frenulum: connects tongue to floor of  mouth Salivary Glands: 3 pairs – secrete saliva Parotid gland Submandibular gland Sublingual gland Teeth: 32 permanent
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course NUR 326 taught by Professor Meneghini during the Fall '10 term at St. Xavier.

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