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Muscles of Mastication | Anatomy PPT

Muscles of Mastication | Anatomy PPT

Muscles of Mastication | Anatomy PPT Power point presentation | lecture slide Size: 613 KB MUSCLES OF MASTICATION INTRODUCTION Mastication is defined as the process of chewing food in preparation for swallowing and digestion. Four pairs of muscles in the mandible make chewing movements possible. These muscles along with accessory ones together are termed as […]

January 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
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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