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Ala temporalis

Ala temporalis --> greater wing of sphenoid bone

strong squamous processes extending in a broad superolateral curve from the body of the sphenoid bone. The greater wing presents these suraces (facies): 1) cerebral surface: forms anterior third of the floor of the lateral portions of the middle cranial fossa; 2) temporal surface: forms the deepest portion of the temporal fossa; 3) infratemporal surface, forms the roof of the infratemporal fossa; 4) orbital surface: forms posterolateral wall of orbit. The greater wing forms the inferior border of the supraorbital fissure, and is perforated at its root by foramina rotundum ovale, and spinosum and the pterygoid canal.

Synonym: ala major ossis sphenoidalis, ala temporalis.


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Any help appreciated!

... femoris muscle or is the other way around? I looked at the muscle model and it confused me even more. ** Is the messeter immediately inferior to temporalis? Is the Deltoid immediately lateral to the pectoralis major? And is latissimus dorsi immediately inferior to trapezious?: Thank you much

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by Platysma08
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:54 pm
 
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Why can't the human baby walk after birth?

... he my father?".. :lol: Oh wait...talking about ability...all of our ability is controlled at our cerebrum which is divided into lobus: frontalis, temporalis, osipitalis and the others (I forgot the name..). Which one control the ability to walk?

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by victor
Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:30 am
 
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Topic: Why can't the human baby walk after birth?
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