nasal septum

A septum in the nose, separating the left and right airways in the nose, dividing the two nostrils.
See Also: deviated septum

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  • Nasal septum — Bones and cartilages of septum of nose. Right side. Latin septum nasi Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Nasal septum — The dividing wall within the nose. The nasal septum runs down the middle of the nose creating two sides to the nose, each containing a passageway that ends in a nare (nostril). The nasal septum is not as simple a structure as it may seem. It… …   Medical dictionary

  • nasal septum — noun a partition of bone and cartilage between the nasal cavities • Hypernyms: ↑septum • Part Meronyms: ↑vomer * * * noun : the bony and cartilaginous partition between the nasal passages …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nasal septum perforation — Classification and external resources ICD 10 J34.8 ICD 9 478.1 A nasal septum perforation …   Wikipedia

  • Nasal septum deviation — Deviated septum Classification and external resources [[File: A CT scan of the head showing the inner workings of the nos …   Wikipedia

  • Nasal septum deviation — Failure of the nasal septum to be in the midline where it is supposed to be. (The nasal septum is the wall inside the nose that runs down the middle dividing it into two sides.) Deviation of the nasal septum may be congenital (present at birth)… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nasal septum perforation — A hole in the nasal septum, the wall inside the nose that runs down the middle dividing it into two sides. The hole provides a direct communication between the two normally separate sides of the nose. Perforation of the nasal septum can be due to …   Medical dictionary

  • Nasal septum hematoma — An accumulation of blood within the nasal septum, the wall inside the nose that runs down the middle dividing it into two sides. Most nasal septum hematomas are due to trauma. Treatment is incision (to drain the blood from the hematoma), packing… …   Medical dictionary

  • nasal septum bony — pars ossea septi nasi …   Medical dictionary

  • nasal septum cartilaginous — pars cartilaginea septi nasi …   Medical dictionary

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