pterygoid


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pter·y·goid

 (tĕr′ĭ-goid′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or located in the region of the sphenoid bone: a pterygoid muscle.
2. Resembling a wing; winglike.
n.
Either of two processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone.

[Greek pterugoeidēs, winglike : pterux, pterug-, wing; see pet- in Indo-European roots + -oeidēs, -oid.]

pterygoid

(ˈtɛrɪˌɡɔɪd)
adj
(Anatomy) wing-shaped
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The tensor veli palatini muscles attach to the sides of the uvular muscle, turn a corner at the medial pterygoid plate, and attach to the temporal bone in front of the levator veli palatinis.
Necrosis of the right hard palate, nasal septum, inferior and middle turbinates, pterygoid plate, and maxillary walls was also reported.
A large fragment of the left pterygoid (ecto- and entopterygoid) rests on the fight lower jaw.
5 mm bony lesion of the mandibular angle, eroding the cortex and infiltrating the associated medial pterygoid muscle, was revealed (Fig 2b).
5 humerus length Process 7b of mandible Smaller, sloping Smaller, sloping except 3% flat-topped Manubrium-sternum Absent, minute, or Very large bridge small Rostral end of pterygoid Not expanded except Large, heavy, slightly in expanded Pyrenestes Caudal end of jugal Not expanded Expanded Viduinae Character Viclua Vomer (Figs.
A wide local excision involving the soft palate, right posterior maxilla and right pterygoid plates and right temporoparietal galeal flap reconstruction was performed with 500 ml estimated blood loss.
who has many years of experience with the New York University College of Dentistry and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center, TMD has three basic causes: malocculsions or improper wisdom tooth alignment; anatomical problems may exist and the joint itself could be misaligned; or stress may lead to muscle spasm and grinding, causing the internal and external pterygoid and masseter muscles to go into spasm-causing pain.
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