The facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve. It supplies the muscles of facial expression.
A coagulation factor, a substance in blood essential to the normal clotting process. Production of factor X takes place in the liver and requires vitamin K.
A flat band of tissue below the skin that covers underlying tissues and separates different layers of tissue. Fascia also encloses muscles.
A process by which fat tissue passes into the bloodstream and lodges within a blood vessel and blocks it.
The smaller of the two bones in the lower leg. The end of the fibula forms the bony prominence of the outer ankle.
A condition that occurs when enough ribs are broken (usually from a crush injury) .On breathing in, the chest wall moves inward instead of outward, and it does the opposite on breathing out.
A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale in the heart.
An altered state of consciousness in which a person may move around and even speak, but is not fully aware.