physiologic rest position


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phys·i·o·log·ic rest po·si·tion

the usual position of the mandible when the patient is resting comfortably in the upright position and the condyles are in a neutral unstrained position in the glenoid fossae.
See also: rest relation.

rest po·si·tion

(rest pŏ-zish'ŏn)
The usual position of the mandible when the patient is resting comfortably in an upright position and the condyles are in a neutral, unstrained position in the mandibular fossa.
Synonym(s): physiologic rest position, postural position, postural resting position, rest jaw position.

phys·i·o·log·ic rest po·sit·ion

(fizē-ŏ-lojik rest pŏ-zishŭn)
Position of the mandible, with the head resting comfortably in an upright position and the person resting comfortably, and the masticatory muscles in equilibrium with minimal tonic activity.
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