"Pterygoid Muscles" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Two of the masticatory muscles: the internal, or medial, pterygoid muscle and external, or lateral, pterygoid muscle. Action of the former is closing the jaws and that of the latter is opening the jaws, protruding the mandible, and moving the mandible from side to side.
- Pterygoid Muscles
- Muscle, Pterygoid
- Muscles, Pterygoid
- Pterygoid Muscle
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Pterygoid Muscles" by people in Profiles.
Jaw Elevator Muscle Coordination during Rhythmic Mastication in Primates: Are Triplets Units of Motor Control? Brain Behav Evol. 2020; 95(1):1-14.
Modeling elastic properties in finite-element analysis: how much precision is needed to produce an accurate model? Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol. 2005 Apr; 283(2):275-87.
Facial musculoskeletal asymmetry in hemifacial microsomia. Cleft Palate J. 1989 Oct; 26(4):292-302.