Masticatory Muscles 5,457 articles
Comparison between the reliability levels of manual palpation and pressure pain threshold in children who reported orofacial pain
The aim of this study was to compare the intra- and inter-rater reliability of pressure pain threshold (PPT) and manual palpation (MP) of orofacial structures in symptomatic and symptom-free children for temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Fourteen children reporting pain in masticato...
Clenching and grinding: effect on masseter and sternocleidomastoid electromyographic activity in healthy subjects.
I bilateral molar Angle relationship, and absence of posterior occlusal contacts during mandibular protrusion. An inclusion criterion was that subjects had to be free of signs and symptoms of any dysfunction of the masticatory system. Bipolar surface electrodes were located on the right masseter and...
The vector of jaw muscle force as determined by computer-generated three dimensional simulation: A test of Greaves' model
We present results from a detailed three-dimensional finite element analysis of the cranium and mandible of the Australian dingo (Canis lupus dingo) during a range of feeding activities and compare results with predictions based on two-dimensional methodology [Greaves, W.S., 2000. Location of the ve...
Motor behavior of the jaw muscles during different clenching levels.
The goals of this study were to investigate whether (i) muscle activities are affected by different feedback strategies, (ii) the balancing behavior of the neuromuscular system is influenced by different force levels, and (iii) axial loading of the posterior teeth is a realistic biomechanical concep...
Muscle development: forming the head and trunk muscles.
The morphological events forming the body's musculature are sensitive to genetic and environmental perturbations with high incidence of congenital myopathies, muscular dystrophies and degenerations. Pattern formation generates branching series of states in the genetic regulatory network. Different s...
Survey regarding limited diagnostic systems for sleep apnea.
Orofacial muscle pain: new advances in concept and therapy.
This manuscript focuses on chronic myogenous pains affecting the masticatory muscles. The differentiation of myogenous masticatory pain into subcategories is proposed by separating myogenous pains according to their location and anatomic extent. Focal myalgia, regional myalgia, myofascial pain, and...
Clinical effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy in the management of TMD.
Symptoms had disappeared and improved in 112 patients within 2 months. CONCLUSION: It was suggested that most TMD symptoms can be relieved only by CBT in less than 2 months without further intervention....
Effects of masticatory muscle fatigue without and with experimental pain on jaw-stretch reflexes in healthy men and women
Experimentally evoked mild-to-moderate muscle fatigue does not modulate the human jaw-stretch reflex. On the other hand, experimental muscle pain, evoked after the performance of a fatiguing chewing test, does yield a facilitation of this reflex. The gender differences found in both onset latency an...
Comparative anatomy of the buccinator muscle in cat (Felis domestica).
We then observed the facial muscles and traced their innervations, arteries, and veins under a binocular microscope. The buccinator muscle in the cat was identified underneath an orbicularis oris, arising from the lower buccal membrane and from the molar region of the alveolar border of the mandible...