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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For the lateral tongue, cheek, and masseter, stiffness and frequency were significantly greater during contraction than in the relaxed condition.
Stiffness, frequency, and decrement values for the lateral tongue, cheek, and masseter changed in the expected manner, with increased stiffness and frequency and decreased decrement during observable contraction of the target muscles.
Muscle spindle afferent input to motoneurons in human masseter.