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neu·tral zone

in dentistry, the potential space between the lips and cheeks on one side and the tongue on the other; natural or artificial teeth in this zone are subject to equal and opposite forces from the surrounding musculature.

neu·tral zone

(nūtrăl zōn)
In dentistry, potential space between the lips and cheeks on one side and tongue on the other; natural or artificial teeth in this area are subject to equal and opposite forces from the surrounding musculature.
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Score 1 was given for buccal position of phonetic neutral zone on buccal and lingual side.
The neutral zone technique not only enhanced esthetics and provided support for the lower lip and cheek, but also lead to improved speech articulation and better control of salivary flow.
The evidence regarding the efficacy of neutral zone technique is inconclusive, but this technique is recommended by several leading professional organisations and its use is obligatory in a significant minority of hospitals as a safety measure to reduce sharps injuries during operations while research continues in this area.
They continue this passing until they reach the neutral zone.
He got a lot of third or fourth assists, winning the puck in the neutral zone for us and starting the move that led to a goal.
Captain John Harriman, the commander of the Enterprise-B, must sneak aboard the Romulan flagship to "create" an interstellar incident at a time of high military buildup along the neutral zone.
Called The Neutral Zone, the film will focus on Bob Zeller, who founded the Giants and became the driving force behind ice hockey in Northern Ireland.
Japan's largest oil producer, lost its oil drilling rights in February in the Saudi portion of the Khafji oil field, which is located near the former neutral zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, largely because of unresolved differences over the construction in Saudi Arabia of an industrial railway by Japan.
This phase, defined as the neutral zone, is chaotic, anxiety provoking, and results in a breakdown in consensus with a concomitant Increase In discord.
The majority are in the neutral zone, the group most susceptible to moving toward either the positive or negative pole, depending on how we influence them.
Slade and her on-air talent served as a neutral zone, allowing the community to vent its frustrations while tempering raw anger with pleas for calm.