masseter


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mas·se·ter

 (mə-sē′tər, mă-)
n.
A thick muscle in the cheek that closes the jaws during chewing.

[New Latin massētēr, from Greek masētēr, massētēr, from masāsthai, to chew.]

mas′se·ter′ic (măs′ĭ-tĕr′ĭk) adj.

masseter

(mæˈsiːtə)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy a muscle of the cheek used in moving the jaw, esp in chewing
[C17: from New Latin from Greek masētēr one who chews, from masāsthai to chew]
masseteric adj

mas•se•ter

(məˈsi tər)

n.
a short thick masticatory muscle, assisting in closing the jaws by raising the mandible or lower jaw.
[1660–70; < New Latin < Greek massḗtēr, variant of masētḗr chewer, masseter < masē-, variant s. of masâsthai to chew]
mas•se•ter•ic (ˌmæs ɪˈtɛr ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masseter - a large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewingmasseter - a large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewing
facial muscle - any of the skeletal muscles of the face
Translations

mas·se·ter

n. músculo masetero, músculo principal de la masticación.
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Where is the masseter muscle, the strongest muscle of the body, located?
While muscles such as masseter and temporalis may be easier to provoke by means of digital palpation, the same may not be applicable to the pterygoids.
Electrpmyogrphic study of activity of de masseter and anterior temporalis muscles in patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction: Comparison with the clinical dysfunction index.
Spastic movement disorders such as cerebral palsy frequently lead to bruxism with masseter muscle hypertonia.
There was a predominance of change in lingual mobility (80% in G1 and 20% in G2); lip tone (hypotonia) (60% in G1 and G2); cheek tone (one- or two-sided hypotonia) (80% in G1 and 60% in G2) and masseter hypotonia (100% in G1 and G2).
The masseter muscle is the second strongest in the body, second only to the uterine muscle.
Atinge, preferencialmente, os seguintes musculos: masseter (trismo), musculatura paravertebral (opistotono), musculos da nuca (rigidez de nuca), musculo da parede anterior do abdome (rigidez abdominal), musculos da faringe (ocasionando dificuldade de degluticao), musculatura dos membros (mais dos superiores, ocasionando hiperextensao de membros) e diafragma levando a insuficiencia respiratoria (FOCACCIA, 2015).
The areas of pain reported are in the region of masseter, temporalis, and lower border of the mandible near the molar area and in the ear or TMJ region [Table 1].
The most common site of origin in the head and neck is the masseter muscle, whereas IMH originating from the scalene muscles are rarely seen.
5 cm was given at the angle of mandible and the incision deepened in layers to identify masseter muscle, which was partially released from the ramus of the mandible.
1-4, 14, 15) It extends inferiorly to the attachment of the medial pterygoid and masseter muscles to the mandible and the superomedial margin of the MS at the skull base.
The activity of masseter, submental, and infrahyoid groups were measured using sEMG during three repetitions of different swallowing tasks.