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mastication

 [mas″tĭ-ka´shun]
the act of chewing.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mastication

noun The act of chewing.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mastication

Chewing.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

mastication

the process of chewing and breaking down food particles before swallowing.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

mas·ti·ca·tion

(mas'ti-kā'shŭn)
Process of chewing food in preparation for deglutition and digestion.
[L. mastico, pp. -atus, to chew]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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).
This technique is particularly useful for preserving appearance as well as speech and mastication.
In the current study, all twenty seven BN chewing gums have been tested by using the mastication apparatus.
Since 2001, Scott Stephens, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley, and his collaborators have studied the ecosystem changes wrought by mastication treatments and more than 35 controlled fires at HREC.
mastication difficulty and appetite improved a great deal after four weeks, but not much reduction in facial swelling was recorded.
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).
Palatal perforations compromise swallowing, mastication, and speech.
The insertion areas of masseter, temporal, medial, and lateral pterygoid muscles were assessed because these are the main muscles that control the mandibular movements during the mastication act.
Mastication is best done in the privacy of your own home.