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Nasal Septum

The nasal septum is the wall that separates the left and right nostrils. It is made up of cartilage, bone, and other tissues. If the septum is centered in the middle of the nose, air flows equally through each nostril.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
Current as of October 14, 2013

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Last Updated: October 14, 2013
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