Anatomy and Physiology of Craniosacral Mechanisms

  • Ernest W. Retzlaff


The primate cranium, when fully formed, consists of individual bones which together provide support for the brain and organs specialized for the special senses of vision, olfaction, and hearing. Most often the cranium is thought to have the exclusive function of providing physical protection for the brain. In addition, it should be recognized that the cranium provides a rigid isolation for the cerebral circulatory system. The physical nature of this structure provides an ideal container for the intracranial fluid.


Parietal Bone Cranial Bone Skull Bone Cranial Suture Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure 
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