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ver·ti·cal di·men·sion

a vertical measurement of the face between any two arbitrarily selected points that are conveniently located, one above and one below the mouth, usually in the midline.
Synonym(s): vertical opening
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ver·ti·cal di·men·sion

(vĕrti-kăl di-menshŭn)
Measurement of face between any two arbitrarily selected points that are conveniently located, one above and one below the mouth, usually in the midline.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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This distance can be used as pre extraction dentulous casts as record for determining the accurate vertical dimension. The result of the present study strongly correlates with the previous studies of Bissasu12, Rahman10, Parimala BK11 Prithviraj11 and Balasubramanian R18 et al.
Caption: Figure 17: The radiographs of a nonconcentric condylar position: deficient vertical dimension (condylar position in occlusion--internal scans) and a muscle contracture in the right TMJ.
Clinical examination revealed multiple old restorations and crowns, multiple missing teeth, attrition of remaining anterior teeth as well as loss of vertical dimension
Figure 4a: Frontal view of a patient's dentition which shows localised gingival recession generalised interdental spacing and loss of vertical dimension of occlusion.
These results indicate that Arsenic concentration have been decreasing in both horizontal and vertical dimensions and on the other hand, concentration decreases at any point with time which is shown in the following diagrams.
[5.] Ohnuki Y, Kawai N, Tanaka E, Langenbach GE, Tanne K, Saeki Y Effects of increased occlusal vertical dimension on daily activity and myosin heavy chain composition in rat jaw muscle.
Interocclusal appliances are devices designed to reestablish vertical dimension and reduce muscle hyperactivity.
The emphasis here is on the council's teaching that the church is a communion--a communion between God and ourselves (the vertical dimension) and a communion of ourselves with one another in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit (the horizontal dimension).
"It also makes adaptive sense to be afraid of things that are too far away from you on the vertical dimension, since there can be a great cost to falling."

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