Mastication (Chewing)

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Temporalis
A muscle involved in jaw closing (T---------)
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Masseters
A muscle involved in jaw closing (M--------)
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Medial pterygoid
A muscle involved in jaw closing (M-----/P--------)
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Lateral pterygoid
A muscle involved in jaw opening (L------/P-------)
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Trigeminal
The fifth cranial nerve which innervates the muscles involved with chewing
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Chewing centre
Also known as the central pattern generator (CPG). It is a network of neurones in the brainstem that can control jaw movements and the force of bite
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Rhythm generator
A group of neurones which generates the basic masticatory rhythm
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Burst generator
A group of neurones that adapts the rhythm of mastication according to sensory inputs from the oral cavity so that movement becomes appropriate for the bolus size/viscosity/temperature
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A muscle involved in jaw closing (M--------)

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Masseters

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A muscle involved in jaw closing (M-----/P--------)

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A muscle involved in jaw opening (L------/P-------)

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The fifth cranial nerve which innervates the muscles involved with chewing

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