temporal muscle


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Related to temporal muscle: Masseter muscle
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Noun1.temporal muscle - muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandibletemporal muscle - muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
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It was only after much trouble that we succeeded in laying bare some portions of the temporal muscle which appeared of less stony rigidity than other parts of the frame, but which, as we had anticipated, of course, gave no indication of galvanic susceptibility when brought in contact with the wire.
4) During removal of the lesion at the site of the temporal muscle and lateral pterygoid muscle, a large amount of dark-red blood from various sites flowed profusely into the surgical cavity.
Thus, the lifting movement of the jaw (mouth closed), the masseter muscle has the essential role, also the temporal muscle and the pterygoid muscle help.