Head and Neck Organs and Tissues [Head and Neck Consciousness Week – 4th Week of April] (Continuation of ROJoson’s Write-up)

Head and Neck Organs and Tissues [Head and Neck Consciousness Week – 4th Week of April] (Continuation of ROJoson’s Write-up)

by Reynaldo O Josonon Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10:34pm ·

Head and Neck Consciousness Week – 4th Week of April (Continuation of ROJoson”s Write-up)

 

Head and Neck Organs and Tissues

 

Within the head and neck regions are organs and specialized tissues.

 

The key organs and specialized tissues within the head region consist of the following:

  • Scalp and hair
  • Skull
  • Brain
  • Facial skin and soft tissue
  • Facial bones
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Upper throat (nasopharynx)
  • Throat (oropharynx)
  • Upper jaw
  • Lower jaw
  • Lymph nodes
  • Blood vessels
  • Nerves
  • Muscles

 

The key organs and specialized tissues within the neck region consist of the following:

  • Neck skin and soft tissues
  • Lymph nodes
  • Thyroid gland
  • Parathyroid glands
  • Trachea (or windpipe)
  • Lower throat (hypopharynx)
  • Esophagus (neck part)
  • Blood vessels
  • Nerves
  • Muscles

 

Identify the various head and neck organs and tissues as much as you can from the surface of the head and neck of the person in the picture.

 

 

 

Below is a diagram showing the various parts of the throat and other parts of the head and neck.

 

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