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oc·clu·sal pres·sure

any force exerted upon the occlusal surfaces of teeth.
Synonym(s): biting pressure

biting pressure

The pressure exerted on the teeth during biting. Synonym:
See also: pressure

bit·ing pres·sure

(bīting preshŭr)
Force applied between the maxillary and mandibular teeth resulting from contraction of the masticatory elevator muscles.
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How do you think scientists determined the bite force of the animals on the graph?
24 The posterior bite force is decreased that may be related with poor internal masseter muscle structure quality that gets wane with age, perhaps because of disease progression.
It is observed that the force range of most available gnathodynamometers is quite small--usually less than 200 N--whereas the maximum bite force in human beings can be up to 1200 N.
From the standpoint of tackle selection, it's a good thing kingfish don't carry a heavy bite force, because their teeth alone can be trouble enough.
Adjusted for body size, its bite force edges out the black piranha as the strongest known for a bony fish.
Although larger size sharks will exert higher values of bite force, the relative value of bite force is what matters, pound per pound how strong is the bite?
In adults, it has been reported that cervical muscles play a role in the exertion of bite force.
The study tested the bite force of more than 206 children, aged three to five.
Even a large African lion, with a bite force of 560g, can't compare with the shark's massive mouth.
Comparison of fracture strength of teeth in the present study with maximum bite force in primary teeth: There is great variability in studies regarding occlusal forces.
In addition, due to Isomalt's low hygroscopicity, cereal rings made with Isomalt also showed a significantly improved shelf life, staying virtually unchanged after six months of storage, in contrast to sugar-based cereal rings, in which the bite force was reduced 18%.