Upper part of the skeleton
, the human skull bone is a complex set, whose the main functions is to protect the brain. Strongest area of the human body
, the skull is approximately 1/8th the weight of the body
. It is based on the cervical spine
, whose the vertebrae allow movements. The human skull consists of the cranium (or neurocranium) and the facial (or viscerocranium). The latter contains fourteen bones all having a specific function, the zygomatic, maxillary, etc..
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Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:36 AM by christelle.b.