Being a protuberant structure, the nose is especially vulnerable to blunt trauma. It is composed of cartilaginous and osseous structures that support the overlying skin and musculature and the underlying mucosa. It is separated into halves by the septum. The tip of the nose is formed by two C-shaped alar cartilages that are covered directly by skin. The interior of the nose is covered by specialized skin with mucus-producing cells and thick, long hairs near the end, while the proximal portion of the nasal lining is made up of ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelial cells. Z
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