Medical Definition of Foramen jugulare

1. A passage between the petrous portion of the temporal bone and the jugular process of the occipital, sometimes divided into two by the intrajugular processes; it contains the internal jugular vein, inferior petrosal sinus, the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves, and meningeal branches of the ascending pharyngeal and occipital arteries. Synonym: foramen jugulare, foramen lacerum posterius. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foramen Jugulare

foramen caecum medullae oblongatae
foramen caecum of frontal bone
foramen caecum of tongue
foramen caecum ossis frontalis
foramen caecum posterius
foramen costotransversarium
foramen diaphragmatis sellae
foramen epiploicum
foramen ethmoidale
foramen frontale
foramen incisivum
foramen infraorbitale
foramen interventriculare
foramen intervertebrale
foramen ischiadicum
foramen jugulare (current term)
foramen lacerum
foramen lacerum anterius
foramen lacerum medium
foramen lacerum posterius
foramen lateralis ventriculi quarti
foramen magnum
foramen mandibulae
foramen mastoideum
foramen mentale
foramen nutricium
foramen of Arnold
foramen of Key-Retzius
foramen of Luschka

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