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Muscles of Mastication: and their functions

Muscles of Mastication: and their functions

Muscles of Mastication: and their functions Four pairs of muscles are considered the major muscles of mastication. These muscles are used for chewing and swallowing food. The masseter, the temporalis, and the medial pterygoid raise the mandible against the maxilla with considerable force. The fourth pair of muscles, the lateral pterygoids, acts to thrust the […]

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