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maxilla

1. the upper jawbone in vertebrates
2. any member of one or two pairs of mouthparts in insects and other arthropods used as accessory jaws

maxilla

[mak′sil·ə]
(anatomy)
The upper jawbone.
The upper jaw.
(invertebrate zoology)
Either of the first two pairs of mouthparts posterior to the mandibles in certain arthropods.
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The tendency of ankylosed maxillary molars (case 2) to be severely infraoccluded usually indicates early extraction [Kurol and Koch, 1985].
No difference was detected in mineral concentration between the mandibular and maxillary incisors of diabetic rodents and controls.
Maxillary and mandibular caries involved central and lateral incisors, and the first and second molars.
Wepresentan unusual case of IPT of the maxillary sinus and orbit in a 27-year-old woman who presented with cheek swelling, right orbital swelling, double vision, and associated fever and trismus.
In the maxillary sinus, the cilia beat centripetally toward the primary ostium.
These include diminished sinus volume with retraction and inward bowing of the maxillary sinus walls, downward bowing and thinning of the orbital floor and increased orbital volume, near-to-complete sinus opacification, lateral retraction of the uncinate process with apposition of the uncinate against the inferomedial orbital wall, enlargement of the middle meatus and an increased retroantral fat pad (Figure 2).
Maxillary sinuses are known more for trapping mucus and causing sinus infections than anything else.
The conventional method for this procedure is the lateral approach, which gains surgical access through the zygomatic bone bordering the maxillary sinus cavity.
The operative findings included significant septic secretions within the left middle meatus and gelatinous soft tissue within the left maxillary antrum, which was sent for histological analysis.
Newborn infants should be immediately examined at birth for any signs that the maxillary lip and lingual fraenum attachments may play a factor in causing breastfeeding problems.
By means of surfaces triangulation hard parts comprising the biomechanical system have been created: mandibular dental arch, maxillary dental arch, right and left mandibular condyles and mandibular fossae of temporal bone.