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mastication

 [mas″tĭ-ka´shun]
the act of chewing.

mas·ti·ca·tion

(mas'ti-kā'shŭn),
The process of chewing food in preparation for deglutition and digestion; the act of grinding or comminuting with the teeth.
[L. mastico, pp. -atus, to chew]

mastication

noun The act of chewing.

mas·ti·ca·tion

(mas'ti-kā'shŭn)
The process of chewing food in preparation for deglutition and digestion; the act of grinding or comminuting with the teeth.
[L. mastico, pp. -atus, to chew]

mastication

Chewing.

mastication

the process of chewing and breaking down food particles before swallowing.

mas·ti·ca·tion

(mas'ti-kā'shŭn)
Process of chewing food in preparation for deglutition and digestion.
[L. mastico, pp. -atus, to chew]
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(2) At rest, the differences in the activity index of the mastication muscles between individuals with headache and those without pain were not statistically significant in group I (healthy individuals), group II (sick individuals), and group III (individuals with depression) (group I: p = 0.589; group II: p = 0.641; group III: p = 0.404) (Figures 1-3).
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There were substantial intramuscular or subcutaneous fat in it and they maintained "primitive state." Once into the mouth, it will give a unique texture perception under mastication and saliva lubrication [10].
[4] propose the division of mastication into three stages "initial, intermediate, and final." This study only assessed the distribution of cycles and other features without divisions; a further customization of the scripts used may also include this division, allowing comparisons between phases.
General preventive measures include avoidance of high fiber diet, more water consumption, proper mastication, and treatment of underlying gastrointestinal motility disorders.
All muscles of mastication of left side were also fibrosed (Figure-2).
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Mastication is best done in the privacy of your own home.