Head and Neck: bones, muscles, arteries, veins and nerves Play all
In this playlist, you will find different video tutorials covering the anatomy of the head and neck, including the bones, muscles, arteries, veins and nerves.
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The head is the superior part of the body that is attached to the trunk by the neck. It is the control and communication center as well as the “loading dock” for the body. It houses the brain and therefore is the site of our consciousness: ideas, creativity, imagination, responses, decision making and memory. It includes special sensory receivers (eyes, ears, mouth, and nose), broadcast devices for voice and expression, and portals for the intake of fuel (food), water and oxygen and the exhaust of carbon dioxide.
The neck attaches the head to the trunk. It is, therefore, the transitional part of the body between the cranium superiorly and the clavicles inferiorly that joins the head to the trunk and limbs. It serves as a major conduit for structures passing between them. Like the head, the neck also houses several vital organs and structures such as the larynx, thyroid and parathyroid glands, trachea, and esophagus.
To allow clear and precise communications regarding the location of structures, injuries, or pathologies, the head and neck are each divided into regions. The large number of regions into which these body parts are divided is a reflection of both their functional complexity and importance.