masticatory movement


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masticatory movement

One of the movements of the jaw that results in the cutting and grinding of food. It may involve unilateral chewing, alternating bilateral chewing according to the learned automatic pattern of activity, or consciously initiated movements.
See also: movement
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da Silva, "Amplitude and speed of masticatory movements in total laryngectomy patients," Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, vol.
The Medial pterygoid muscle (MPT), proved to be more vulnerable in this experimental model, probably by their own performances and greater participation in the dynamics of masticatory movements, compared to the Masseter.
There are three different masticatory movements in domestic mammals that have different dietary specializations such as carnivores herbivores and rodents.