Quiz 13: Head,Face,and Neck,Including Regional Lymphatics

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C The C7 vertebra has a long spinous process,called the vertebra prominens,that is palpable when the head is flexed.

D Membrane-covered "soft spots" allow for growth of the brain during the first year.They gradually ossify;the triangular-shaped posterior fontanel is closed by 1 to 2 months,and the diamond-shaped anterior fontanel closes between 9 months and 2 years.

C Facial muscles are mediated by cranial nerve (CN)VII;asymmetry of palpebral fissures may be due to CN VII damage (Bell's palsy).