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1. The lower jaw of a vertebrate animal.
2. Either the upper or lower part of the beak in birds.
3. Any of various mouth organs of invertebrates used for seizing and biting food, especially either of a pair of such organs in insects and other arthropods.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin mandibula, from Latin mandere, to chew.]

man·dib′u·lar (-dĭb′yə-lər) adj.
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For the cases of failures of the inferior alveolar nerve block when the AFMR is present, we recommend the use of a higher anaesthetic technique--the Gow-Gates Block (Gow-Gates, 1973) which advocates the deposition of the anaesthetic solution in the vicinities of the oval foramen, at the emergence of the mandibular nerve in the infratemporal fossa.
Marginal mandibular nerve was identified and preserved after dissection of the platysma.
The chorda tympani is large and enters the mandibular arch; it terminates near a branch of the mandibular nerve, which will become the lingual nerve.
Use of orthodontic treatment as an aid to third molar extraction: a method for prevention of mandibular nerve injury and improved periodontal status.
Briefly, the mandibular arch musculature was originally innervated by the post-trematic branch of the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve V, the mandibular nerve).
These parameters are of clinical importance as a guide for mandibular nerve block necessary for clinical examination and operations on the alveoli and teeth of the lower jaw.
Extra capsular causes of trismus include peritonsillar abscess dental infections, noma, trauma to mouth closing muscles, mandibular nerve blocks, tetanus, cancer, microstomia, osteochondroma of the mandibu- lar coronoid process, submucous fibrosis due to chew-
He was then noted to have a complete left lower motor neuron facial palsy and a loss of sensation to touch and pain over the mandibular nerve distribution of the skin.
The contents of foramen ovale, mandibular nerve and accessory meningeal artery open into the infratemporal fossa (Joo et al, 2013).
The key findings of table 3 are that the post operative marginal mandibular nerve damage was not present in any of the patients treated with intraoral approach (Group A), as compared to this post operative marginal mandibular nerve damage was present in 20% of the patients treated with extraoral approach (Group B).
The damage to the mandibular nerve increases to 30% when there is a close relationship between the third molar and the mandibular canal (Ohman et al.).