masseter


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Related to masseter: buccinator, temporalis, Medial pterygoid

masseter

[mə′sēd·ər]
(anatomy)
The masticatory muscle, arising from the zygomatic arch and inserted into the lower jaw.
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On the basis of previous studies that demonstrated predictable differences in muscle stiffness for contracted versus relaxed musculature, investigators evaluated orofacial muscle stiffness in the masseter, cheek, and tongue.
Enjeksiyonlar agiz acma distonisi icin; lateral pterigoid, digastrik grupve platizma kaslarina; agiz kapama distonisi icin masseter, temporal, mediyal pterigoid kaslarina, dil protruzyonu icin de genioglossus kasina uygulanmistir.
The parapharyngeal space is the area within the deep neck medial to the masseter muscle and lateral to the superior pharyngeal constrictor.
Sex difference in the hemoglobin oxygenation state of the resting healthy human masseter muscle.
Several medical studies have shown that injections of Botox are effective in relaxing the masseter muscle and bringing it back to its normal size.
In order to overcome this problem in clinical settings, Magnusson and Helkimo [2001] proposed a more concise functional examination of the masticatory system in children, including the palpation of 'a few informative jaw muscles' recommending the masseter and temporal muscles as such.
Com o auxílio de pinças e bisturi, foram colhidas amostras (aproximadamente 2,0 x 2,0 x 1,0 cm) dos músculos Psoas major (composto em sua maioria por fibras musculares de contração rápida e metabolismo glicolítico) e do músculo Masseter (composto predominantemente por fibras musculares de contração lenta e metabolismo oxidativo).
No wonder the masseter muscle, the muscle that closes your mouth every time you speak and chew, is the strongest muscle in the body
He did not show signs of rigidity, spasm of the masseter muscle, hypertonia, or hyperthermia.
Clinical neurologic investigation one day after the syncopal episode revealed a short stature, madarosis, sore neck muscles, a prominent masseter reflex, reduced patellar tendon reflexes, and absent Achilles tendon reflexes.
who has many years of experience with the New York University College of Dentistry and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center, TMD has three basic causes: malocculsions or improper wisdom tooth alignment; anatomical problems may exist and the joint itself could be misaligned; or stress may lead to muscle spasm and grinding, causing the internal and external pterygoid and masseter muscles to go into spasm-causing pain.
Specifically, speech rate, dysfluency rate, and facial masseter EMG activity were assessed in several situations (while reading aloud, being interviewed, role playing a social situation, and speaking over the telephone).