mandibular fossa


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Related to mandibular fossa: infratemporal fossa, Mandibular foramen
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Noun1.mandibular fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandiblemandibular fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
os temporale, temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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Morphologic study of the mandibular fossa and the eminence of the temporomandibular joint in relation to the facial structures.
7] During tonic-clonic seizures, TMJ dislocation occurs when uncoordinated forces caused chiefly by the lateral pterygoid muscles, unilaterally or bilaterally, protract the articular discs and mandibular condyles out of the mandibular fossa causing both the condyles and the articular discs to crossover the articular eminence into infratemporal fossa.