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maxillofacial

 [mak-sil″o-fa´shal]
pertaining to the maxilla and the face.

max·il·lo·fa·cial

(mak-sil'ō-fā'shăl),
Pertaining to the jaws and face, particularly with reference to specialized surgery of this region.

maxillofacial

/max·il·lo·fa·cial/ (-fa´sh'l) pertaining to the maxilla and the face.

maxillofacial

(măk-sĭl′ō-fā′shəl)
adj.
Relating to or involving the maxilla and the face: a maxillofacial prosthesis.

maxillofacial

[mak′silōfā′shəl]
Etymology: L, maxilla, upper jaw, facies, face
pertaining to the maxilla and face.

maxillofacial

adjective Referring to the maxilla and face.

max·il·lo·fa·cial

(mak-sil'ō-fā'shăl)
Pertaining to the jaws and face, particularly with reference to specialized surgery of this region.

maxillofacial

Pertaining to the MAXILLA and the rest of the face. Maxillofacial surgery is much concerned with the treatment of facial injuries and fractures of the facial skeleton.

max·il·lo·fa·cial

(mak-sil'ō-fā'shăl)
Pertaining to jaws and face, particularly with reference to specialized surgery involving this region.

maxillofacial (maksil´ōfā´shəl),

adj pertaining to the jaws and face.
maxillofacial injuries,
n.pl the wounds to the midface area involving the premaxillary, maxillary, malar, lacrimal, nasal, and vomer bones and the tissues overlying these skeletal structures.
maxillofacial pain,
n any pain in the region of the jaws or face. Usually coupled with oral pain; i.e., oral and maxillofacial pain may be present together. It frequently is associated with functional disorders of the temporomandibular joint and the muscles of mastication, which in turn may arise from structural problems in the occlusion of the teeth. Determining the cause may require comprehensive study of many possible factors or agents.
maxillofacial prosthetics,
n.pl See prosthetics, maxillofacial.
maxillomandibular fixation
(mak´silōmandib´yələr),
n a temporary attachment of the maxilla to the mandible, usually with wires, to stabilize the bones of the jaw or face as fractures heal. Also known as
jaw wiring.

maxillofacial

pertaining to the maxilla and the face.
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