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galea

[′gā·lē·ə]
(anatomy)
The epicranial aponeurosis linking the occipital and frontal muscles.
(biology)
A helmet-shaped structure.
(botany)
A helmet-shaped petal near the axis.
(invertebrate zoology)
The endopodite of the maxilla of certain insects.
A spinning organ on the movable digit of chelicerae of pseudoscorpions.
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Image 2 shows a stepped dissection of the cranial fascial layers, including the visible layers of the arachnoid mater just superficial to the brain; the dura mater; the bony cranium; pericranium; galea aponeurotica (with the muscle fibers of frontalis and occipitalis visible anteriorly and posteriorly); and the superficial fascia of the scalp presented continuous with the skin.
This occurs when emissary veins are damaged and blood accumulates in the potential space between the galea aponeurotica (epicranial aponeurosis) and the periosteum of the skull (pericraniaum).
RESUMEN: El musculo frontal humano posee dos vientres formando junto, al musculo occipital y la galea aponeurotica, el musculo occipitofrontal.