Inferior meatus

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Maxime St-Amant et al.

The inferior meatus (plural: meatus) is an air passage of the lateral nasal cavity located between the inferior nasal concha and lateral nasal wall. The nasolacrimal duct drains into the inferior meatus, and Woodruff plexus is located posteriorly. 

Anatomy: Head and neck
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rID: 59449
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Inferior nasal meatus
  • Meatus nasi inferior
  • Inferior nasal meatuses

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