The function of fontanels is to allow a baby's brain to grow during the first year of life and for the baby's head to pass through the birth canal. Fontanels are the soft areas between the bones of the skull. More »

Although not everyone with viral encephalitis exhibit symptoms, some people may develop symptoms that mimic the flu, including fatigue, weakness, aches in joints or muscles, fever and headache, according to Mayo Clinic. ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Signs of dehydration include dry mouth, thirst, decreased urinary output, dry skin, constipation, headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, tiredness and sleepiness, according to Mayo Clinic. In children, no wet diapers for ... More »

During childbirth, a baby normally moves through the birth canal head first, states the Office on Women’s Health. This process, which is aided by the mother pushing during contractions, typically takes between 20 minutes... More »

In males, the function of the inguinal canal is to allow structures of the spermatic cord to travel between the testes to the abdomen, explains ManAnatomy. In females, it allows the round ligament of uterus to pass from ... More »

The brain is located in the top part of the head called the skull. The skull, which is made up of 28 bones, serves the sole purpose of protecting the brain from injury and trauma. More »

The inner ear affects equilibrium by sensing movement of the head and sending appropriate signals to the brain through the acoustic nerve, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The inner ear's ba... More »