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 to each nostril.

Last Updated: March 30, 2009

Author: Jan Nissl, RN, BS

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

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