foramen

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foramen

a natural hole, esp one in a bone through which nerves and blood vessels pass

foramen

[fə′rā·mən]
(biology)
A small opening, orifice, pore, or perforation.
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5-3 times the R2 threshold (8-14 mA) was applied percutaneously to the supraorbital nerve at its exit from the supraorbital foramen.
Various authors including Rouviere (1961) [3], Hollinshead (1982) [4], Bolini & Del Sol (1990)[5], Berge & Bergman (2001) [6] compared the morphometry of the infraorbital and supraorbital foramen and found that the infraorbital foramen has a relatively large diameter and can vary in form and situation with the supraorbital foramen and also variations with respect to ethnicity were reported by Hindy AM, Abdel Raouf (1993) [7].
1) The supraorbital nerve blocks are commonly performed in the region of supraorbital foramen during procedures such as closure of facial wounds, biopsies, and scar revisions, as absolute but temporary treatment for supraorbital neuralgia and other cosmetic cutaneous procedures.