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masticatory

[′mas·tə·kə‚tȯr·ē]
(pharmacology)
A medicine to be chewed but not swallowed.
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The results of this survey endorse the practice of local dentists regarding evaluation of masticatory muscles as being at par with international standards and practices.
Influence of pre-orthodontic trainer treatment on the perioral and masticatory muscles in patients with Class II division 1 malocclusion.
During chewing, the type of food cut (anterior, lateral, hand or tear), chewing type (unilateral or bilateral, simultaneous or alternating) and lip position during mastication were analyzed, as well as the number of masticatory cycles of each of the four portions, considering the average of this variable.
This reduces muscular contraction in masticatory muscles by suppressing the mechanoreceptor activity due to shortened disclusion time.
In addition, they exhibited several oral symptoms along with decreased masticatory performance.
Other factors, such as other anatomical characteristics, surface area at the point of impact, action of the masticatory muscles, teeth occlusion, and condylar position during the injury, might influence the condylar fracture pattern.
De Lucena SC Patients' satisfaction and functional assessment of existing complete dentures: correlation with objective masticatory function.
The nature of human masticatory system (development, morphology and physiology) is very complex.
Bruxism and TMD are widespread, closely associated diseases of the masticatory system.
Anamnestic data (16 features): cause of visit, comorbidity, risk factors, basic symptoms, pain in masticatory system, occlusal trauma, occlusal disharmony, tooth mobility, toothache, parodontopathy, teeth grinding, arthropatic pain, time elapsed between a tooth loss to getting dentures, mobile or fixed denture treatment, the denture stablility, denture discomfort;