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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The principal mandibular elevators are the masseter, temporalis and the medial pterygoids.
Relationship between electrical activity of the temporal and masseter muscles, bite force, and morphological facial index.
It was injected into the masseter muscles bilaterally under electromyography guidance and midazolam sedation.
The aim of the therapies was to strengthen lingual musculature, buccinator, lips, masseter and musculature of the facial mime, as well as to work on tongue mobility, buccinator, bilateral mastication and speech training, as well as stretch the tongue musculature in the case of one subject (20%) who had a short lingual frenulum.
During chewing, the masseter is assisted by three other muscles and the four muscles work together to pull the jaw down and back up again.
Although IMH most commonly arises from the masseter muscle in the head and neck region, other sites of origin are the trapezius, periorbital, sternocleidomastoid, and temporal muscles (2).
The SEM% and SRD% for the studied indices of the masseter, submental, and infrahyoid functions during different swallowing types are presented in tables 1 and 2.
The best-studied brainstem reflexes are blink reflex (BR) and masseter inhibitory reflexes (MIRs).
This is no different with your jaw muscles, specifically the Masseter which is the major contributor muscle for chewing.
In sheep 2, areas with moderate muscle fiber segmental necrosis were observed in masseter, semi membranosus, longissimus lumborum and triceps brachii muscles.
The surface electrodes were attached with adhesive tape onto the masseter and temporal muscles.