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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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Wood, "Masseteric hypertrophy and its surgical correction," British Dental Journal, vol.
The most noticeable shape differences between the sexes were in position of carnassial (LM 4) which was placed posterior in males, then, females had slightly greater coronoid process (LM 5), angular process (LM 8) and masseteric fossa (LM 9).
Masseteric injection is easy to perform and DX may demonstrate increased anti-oedema activity due to the location of the muscle.
For PC2 the variables that contributed the most were: zygomatic arch width (ZAW), occipital width (OCPW), temporal fossa length (TFL), jaw height (JH), masseteric fossa length (MFL) and the moment arm of the temporalis (MAT) towards the positive end, while tooth row length (TRL) and C1L increased towards the negative end of PC2 (Table 1).
Occasionally, masseteric hypertrophy can be misdiagnosed as parotitis or malignant neoplasm.
Conclusion: simple masseteric reflex activity is maintained until very old age, particularly when elicited during contraction of the jaw elevators.
Measurements are classified as belonging to the alveolar process (A) and its subdivisions, the incisor (In) or molar (Mo) alveolus, or to the ascending ramus (M) and its subdivisions, the coronoid process (Cr), the condyloid process (Cn), the angular process (Ag), or the masseteric region (Ms).
In order to restore the patients smile, we performed a selective coaptation of the ipsilateral masseteric nerve to the zygomatic branch of the facial nerve.
Masseteric Hypertrophy: Patients who are chronic jaw clinchers frequently present with masseter hypertrophy.
Masseteric venous malformations have a typical clinical presentation and imaging characteristics that should allow clinicians to distinguish them from other abnormalities presenting in this area.
One patient had maxillary canine space (3.5 Percent), one with submental space (3.5 Percent) and two patients each with masseteric space (7.1 Percent) and buccal space involved (7.1 Percent) (Table 3).
Moreover Pilgrim also noted that, the ramus is rather deep just behind m1 and the lower border curves upward and the masseteric fossa extends forward to the posterior border of m1.