mental foramen

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men·tal fo·ra·men

[TA]
the anterior opening of the mandibular canal on the body of the mandible lateral to and above the mental tubercle giving passage to the mental artery and nerve.
Synonym(s): foramen mentale [TA], mental canal
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

men·tal for·a·men

(men'tăl fōr-ā'mĕn) [TA]
The anterior opening of the mandibular canal on the body of the mandible lateral to and above the mental tubercle giving passage to the mental artery and nerve.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

men·tal for·a·men

(men'tăl fōr-ā'mĕn) [TA]
The anterior opening of the mandibular canal on the body of the mandible lateral to and above the mental tubercle giving passage to the mental artery and nerve.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
The mental foramen (MF), which denotes the end of mental canal, is a funnel-like opening on the anterior surface of the mandible between the upper and lower margins (on each side) where each transmits the mental neurovascular bundle to the skin and mucosa of the lower lip, lower canine and premolar.
Naturally, an AMF occurs from the branching of the inferior alveolar nerve prior to the formation of the mental canal (Dario, 2002; Naitoh et al., 2009).
Forni et The identification of the anatomical structures al., 2012 depended more on the degree of corticalization of the mental canal and the resolution of the image than the diagnostic capability of the clinician.
Additionally, the mental foramen on panoramic radiographs in relation to the mental canal commonly provides continuous appearance.
Using the same definitions found in the literature (Robinson et al.; Al-Khateeb et al., 2007), radiographic appearance was recorded as below, by using the drawing ruler of the software to outline the external circumference of each mandibular and mental canal:
Accurate information regarding the horizontal location and shape of the mental canal and its foramen can have very important clinical significance.