masseter

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masseter

[mə′sēd·ər]
(anatomy)
The masticatory muscle, arising from the zygomatic arch and inserted into the lower jaw.
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Hontanilla and Marre compared the results of using the hypoglossal nerve (n = 25) and the masseteric nerve (n = 21), using commissural displacement and contraction velocity as outcomes measures.
In 1990, progressive bulging occurred in his eyelids and in the maxillary, zygomatic, and bilateral masseteric regions.
The underlying etiology of temporal muscle hypertrophy has been attributed to chronic bruxism, masseteric hyperfunction, and parafunctional jaw habits.