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Function and fusion at the mandibular symphysis.
  • R. Beecher
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 September 1977
The purpose of this investigation is to determine the functional significance of a fused mandibular symphysis, characteristic of all Anthropoidea. The trait may date to the origins of the suborder. AExpand
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Occlusal variation related to soft diet in a nonhuman primate.
Among 43 squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) raised either on naturally tough or on artificially soft foods, there are significant differences in occlusal features. Animals raised on soft foods showExpand
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Effects of dietary consistency on craniofacial and occlusal development in the rat.
Moderate differences in the hardness of diet are related to significant differences in maxillary width and other measures of facial size. Probably even more important is a relationship to theExpand
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A radiographic study of tongue posture at rest and during the phonation of /s/ in class III malocclusion.
In this investigation a group of individuals with Angle Class III malocclusions were studied radiographically to determine their tongue posture at rest and during phonation of /s/. Their speech andExpand
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Craniofacial correlates of dietary consistency in a nonhuman primate.
Forty-three squirrel monkeys were raised on either naturally tough or artificially softened foods. Significant differences were found in craniofacial and occlusal development between hard and softExpand
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Functional significance of the mandibular symphysis
  • R. Beecher
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of morphology
  • 1 January 1979
The purpose of this investigation was to relate the morphology of connective tissues in the mandibular symphysis to the behavioral and experimental evidence for mobility and mechanical stress at theExpand
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Effects of Dietary Consistency on Maxillary Arch Breadth in Macaques
The effects of dietary consistency on arch growth have been of interest since Watt and Williams (Am J Orthod 37:895, 1951) demonstrated that weanling rats fed a soft diet would develop significantlyExpand
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Effects of Tourette syndrome on learning.
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Occlusofacial morphological integration lowered in baboons raised on soft diet.
Of a sample of 40 baboons, 24 were given soft experimental diet, removing masticatory stress, for a 2-year period during growth. In oral-facial and dental occlusal structures, the experimentalExpand
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Biomechanics II: The statistical use of fourier descriptors
The Fourier Descriptors (FD's) of Zahn and Roskies provide a computationally convenient numerical summary of the shape of closed plane curves whose utility in classification and pattern recognitionExpand
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