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Cranial Nerves: An Overview
Figure 1: Illustration depicting the parotid gland and the closely associated branches of the facial nerve.

Cranial Nerves: An Overview

What Are Cranial Nerves? Cranial nerves are the nerves that directly originate from the brain or brainstem. They are primarily responsible for transmitting impulses and information from the brain to…

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Cholesteatoma 101
Figure 1: The anatomy of the ear

Cholesteatoma 101

A cholesteatoma is the abnormal growth of skin in the middle ear. Although cholesteatoma is non-cancerous, the build-up of skin can act like a benign tumor by expanding and invading…

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Chin Implants on the Rise
Figure 1: Illustrations depicting the chin, otherwise known as the mental region.

Chin Implants on the Rise

Although more popular in other parts of the world, augmentation mentoplasty (chin implants) is becoming increasingly popular for both men and women in the United States. According to the American…

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The Effect of Bulimia on the Parotid Gland
Figure 1: Illustration depicting the parotid gland and the closely associated branches of the facial nerve.

The Effect of Bulimia on the Parotid Gland

The parotid gland is the largest of three salivary glands in the human body and is partly responsible for the production of saliva which contains enzymes that function to lubricate…

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