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masticatory

 [mas´tĭ-kah-tor″e]
1. pertaining to mastication.
2. a substance to be chewed, but not swallowed.

mas·ti·ca·to·ry

(mas'ti-kă-tō'rē),
Relating to mastication.

masticatory

(măs′tĭ-kə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or used in mastication: masticatory muscles.
2. Adapted for chewing.
n. pl. masticato·ries
A medicinal substance chewed to increase salivation.

masticatory

adjective Referring or pertaining to chewing, mastication.

noun A material or substance meant to be chewed, such as chewing gum.

mas·ti·ca·to·ry

(mas'ti-kă-tōr-ē)
Relating to mastication.

mas·ti·ca·to·ry

(mas'ti-kă-tōr-ē)
Relating to mastication.
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Use of hybrid dentures for the rehabilitation of edentulous patient as compared to conventional complete denture has multiple advantages like improved masticatory efficiency, retention and patient comfort.9 It is a cost-effective option when compared to fixed partial dentures which usually required more number of implants.
Members of the genus Myotis represent an excellent model to examine changes in the masticatory apparatus morphology associated to the evolution of piscivory from insectivorous ancestors (Lewis-Oritt et al., 2001).
In this same line of reasoning of extra-oral alterations and muscle interdependence, some authors mention that the contraction of the masticatory muscles is associated with the increase of the electrical activity of the trapezium and sternocleidomastoid muscles, mainly in the existence of a chewing side preference [7,8].
These forces are generated due to interaction of masticatory muscle forces.
PT includes a large number of modalities to treat TMD pain secondary to inflammation, masticatory muscle pain, TMJ hypo/hypermobility, disc displacement, bruxism, and fibrous adhesion [7].
The initial effects of occlusal splint vertical thickness on the nocturnal EMG activities of masticatory muscles in subjects with a bruxism habit.
Influence of pre-orthodontic trainer treatment on the perioral and masticatory muscles in patients with Class II division 1 malocclusion.
In addition, they exhibited several oral symptoms along with decreased masticatory performance.
Stress distribution around teeth and masticatory forces involving periodontal tissue and replacing dental material is a quite debated topic in the recent literature [1, 4, 7, 15-22].