temporalis muscle

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Noun1.temporalis muscle - muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandibletemporalis 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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The microsurgery involves transposing a portion of temporalis muscle, one of the chewing muscles, from the fifth cranial nerve to the facial nerve.
Meatoplasty was performed with a split-thickness skin graft on the denuded anterior EAC bony wall and a temporalis muscle fascia graft on the tympanic membrane and mastoid bone.
Under general anesthesia, the insertion tendon of temporalis muscle en bloc with part of the coronoid process was transferred through a subcutaneous tunnel and anchored to the right modiolus (Figure 3).
Closure rates in this study matched those found in published international literature, along with similar data on success rates for graft material, temporalis muscle fascia versus cartilage grafts.
The deep belly of the temporalis muscle: an anatomical, histological and MRI study.
In a small minority of our patients, the temporalis muscle also needed 15-20 U per side as well.
The results of this study showed that of all the masticatory muscles, the most severe pain at palpation was related to masseter, followed by the temporalis muscle.
In Group B patients who underwent temporalis fascia tympanoplasty, graft was taken from the fascia covering the temporalis muscle. Graft was placed by underlay technique and gel foam was placed both medial and lateral to the graft.
Next, pulse clench for a count of 10, focusing on the back teeth and feeling your temporalis muscle flexing with each clench.
Only the anterior part of the temporalis muscle presented a direct relation between the variable maximum instantaneous and state-anxiety during habitual chewing; during simultaneous bilateral chewing, the variable activation time showed an inverse relation for the same muscle.
Temporalis muscle activity during MVC was significantly lower in children from the TMD-pain group compared with children with no TMD (P = 0.0477).
Caption: Figure 5: Intraoperative photograph shows the transzygomatic approach and the defect restored with temporalis muscle.