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Definition of Mastication
Mastication Mas`ti*ca"tion, n. [L. masticatio: cf. F.
The act or operation of masticating; chewing, as of food.
Mastication is a necessary preparation of solid
aliment, without which there can be no good digestion.
Meaning of Mastication from wikipedia
process, the food is positioned
by the ch**** and tongue between
for grinding. The muscles
move the jaws...
are four cl****ical muscles
. During mastication
, three muscles
(musculi masticatorii) are responsible
- In human
anatomy, the m****eter is one of the muscles
only in mammals, it is particularly powerful
(a form of mastication
), usually performed
with the medial
the other three muscles
, the lateral
- (or internal pterygoid
muscle), is a thick, quadrilateral muscle
. The mandibular branch
of the fifth cranial
nerve, the trigeminal
to the face and mouth. Its motor function activates
, the tensor
veli palatini, mylohyoid
and the anterior...
spaces. The masticator spaces
are paired structures
side of the head. The muscles
in a layer
- (limited jaw range
of motion). It may be caused
of the muscles
or a variety
causes. Temporary trismus occurs
much more frequently...
- is an umbrella
pain and dysfunction
of the muscles
that move the jaw) and the temporomandibular joints
by the chewing
of food carried
out by the muscles
, by the teeth, and also by the contractions
of peristalsis, and segmentation...
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