antrum of Highmore


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antrum

 [an´trum] (pl. an´tra, antrums) (L.)
a cavity or chamber. adj., adj an´tral.
antrum of Highmore maxillary sinus.
mastoid antrum an air space in the mastoid portion of the temporal bone communicating with the middle ear and the mastoid cells.
antrum maxilla´re (maxillary antrum) maxillary sinus.
pyloric antrum (antrum pylo´ricum) the proximal, expanded portion of the pyloric part of the stomach.
tympanic antrum (antrum tympa´nicum) mastoid antrum.

max·il·lar·y si·nus

[TA]
the largest of the paranasal sinuses occupying the body of the maxilla, communicating with the middle meatus of the nose.

antrum of Highmore

maxillary sinus

A facial region that is one of a pair of usually symmetrical, hollow cavities located in the maxillary body. It is pyramidal, with the base projecting medially on the nasal cavity and laterally to the apex of the zygoma.

Maxillary sinus anatomy
• Roof—Formed by maxilla’s alveolar process (the roof forms the floor of the orbit).
• Walls (anterior)—Forms part of nasal cavity’s lateral wall, which is the facial surface of the medial maxilla.
• Walls (posterior)—Relates to the infratemporal space and pterygopalatine fossa.

max·il·lar·y si·nus

(mak'si-lar-ē sī'nŭs) [TA]
The largest of the paranasal sinuses, occupying the body of the maxilla and communicating with the middle meatus of the nose.
Synonym(s): antrum of Highmore.

Highmore,

Nathaniel, English anatomist, 1613-1685.
antrum of Highmore - the largest of the paranasal sinuses occupying the body of the maxilla, communicating with the middle meatus of the nose. Synonym(s): maxillary sinus
corpus highmori - Synonym(s): Highmore body
corpus highmorianum - Synonym(s): Highmore body
Highmore body - a mass of fibrous tissue continuous with the tunica albuginea, projecting into the testis from its posterior border. Synonym(s): corpus highmori; corpus highmorianum; mediastinum testis

max·il·lar·y si·nus

(mak'si-lar-ē sī'nŭs) [TA]
Largest of the paranasal sinuses occupying body of maxilla, communicating with middle meatus of nose.
Synonym(s): antrum of Highmore, genyantrum.