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 ]

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Term information

plural term
mental foramina [ OBOL:automatic ]

definition

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.

depicted by

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has exact synonym

mental foramina

has related synonym

foramen mentale

foramen mentalis

id

UBERON:0006812