orofacial


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Related to orofacial: orofacial pain, Orofacial dyskinesia

or·o·fa·cial

(ōr'ō-fā'shăl),
Relating to the mouth and face.

orofacial

[ôr′ōfā′shəl]
Etymology: L, os, oris, mouth, facies, face
pertaining to the mouth and face.

or·o·fa·cial

(ōrō-fāshăl)
Relating to the mouth and face.

or·o·fa·cial

(ōrō-fāshăl)
Relating to mouth and face.

orofacial (ôr´ōfā´shəl),

adj of or related to the face and oral cavity.
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Furthermore, systemic curcumin has also been studied in the orofacial formalin test, which also exhibits two phases of nociception.
Second, certain components of tonic activity are regulated differently in the muscles of the orofacial system than in other skeletal muscles [18].
This is confirmed by the data provided by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) for which 75% of the U.
He presents an up-to-date book on state-of-the-art dental attachments; fixed and removable structures which reestablish primary dental functions: mastication, esthetics, prevention of inclination, migration, extrusion, or rotation of remaining teeth, stabilization of weakened teeth, and muscular and joint balancing of the orofacial complex, and last, but not least, an important improvement in the patient's quality of life.
Orofacial pain is a very common problem in modern society and is one of the primary reasons for seeking dental treatment in the general population.
Tuberculosis, orofacial granulomatosis, and sarcoidosis are granulomatous diseases that cause unilateral facial palsy.
It also revealed that Wales topped the table for the highest rates of babies born with defects of the nervous system, congenital heart defects, respiratory defects and orofacial clefts, compared with the English regions.
Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) is a rare granulomatous disease characterized by recurrent, relapsing orofacial edema, facial palsy, and a fissured tongue.
These include cleft palate, orofacial malformations, atlanto-axial subluxation, subglottic stenosis and tracheomalacia [4].
Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) This is the occurrence of persistent diffuse facial swelling affecting the lips and cheeks with the key histopathological feature of deep non-necrotising/non-caseating granulomas [Wiesenfeld et al.
Orofacial clefts occur when the lips or the roof of the mouth do not fuse properly during the early weeks of pregnancy.
Considerando que pessoas com sindrome de Down, alteracao genetica que ocorre durante a divisao celular do embriao, apresentam dificuldades variadas nas habilidades linguisticas, em todos os niveis--fonetico, fonologico, morfologico, sintatico, semantico-pragmatico e discursivo decorrentes de problemas, tais como, hipotonia da musculatura orofacial, macroglossia, entre outros e que, por isso, sua fala se diferencia, auditivamente, da fala do adulto sem esta sindrome, nesse trabalho visamos descrever as caracteristicas acusticas e discutir eventuais diferencas entre a vogal /i/ produzida por sujeitos com Down, em relacao a mesma vogal produzida por sujeito sem a sindrome.