The mental foramen is one of two holes ('foramina') located on the anterior surface of the mandible. It permits passage of the mental nerve and vessels. The mental foramen descends slightly in edentulous individuals. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_foramen ]

Synonyms: mental foramina

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

plural term
mental foramina [ OBOL:automatic ]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Gray176.png

has related synonym

foramen mentale

foramen mentalis

id

UBERON:0006812