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Of, relating to, or formed by the temporal bone and the mandible.
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(ˌtɛm pə roʊ mænˈdɪb yə lər)

of, pertaining to, or situated near the hinge joint formed by the lower jaw and the temporal bone.
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adj temporomandibular
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In general, ZACD rarely occurs with additional clinical symptomatology, and it was found accidentally on different radiological images of TMJ area, as described in clinical reports of patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) (7).
To properly evaluate the effect of the treatment, RTG images of the temporomandibular joints should be performed.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a di-arthroidal hinge-type joint that permit the multifaceted movements required for deglutition, swallowing, phonetics and yawning.
In order to retrieve the information, we used terms that are controlled and indexed in Descriptors in Health Sciences (DeCS), and their combinations in the Portuguese and English languages: "occupational stress", "temporomandibular joint syndrome", "police", "etiology" and "risk".
As for the multifactorial etiology, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is related to anatomic and neuromuscular aspects, as well as parafunctional habits, postural deviations, traumas and psychosocial changes.
Based on the results obtained from literature surveys, the prevalence of Temporomandibular joint disorders was found in 25% of individuals, based on this information the sample size was estimated using the Formulae.
The Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders axis II has been used to evaluate the psychological aspects and mandibular function (such as mastication, motion, verbal and emotional expression) in patients with TMJD.
A case report of a 10-year-old boy who presented with multiple ulcerations over lower lip, showed the diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder which was treated with anti-depressants and his condition improved.1 Another study showed 82% of TMD patients had anxiety and 57% had depression.7 A research conducted on patients with temporomandibular disorders also showed 82% females as affected.

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