lower head of lateral pterygoid (muscle)

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lower head of lateral pterygoid (muscle)

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head of origin from the lateral surface of the lateral pterygoid plate; this part of the muscle attaches to the pterygoid fovea of the condylar process of the mandible; its action protrudes the mandible.
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Inferior head of lateral pterygoid muscle was most commonly found to be involved in 88.6% individuals, followed by Medial pterygoid muscle that was tender in 82.9% individuals.
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