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The effect of working interference on 13 bruxers and 14 non-bruxers was studied by applying a metal overlay on the buccal cusps of the adjacent upper premolar and molar. The pattern and velocity of cyclic movement during gum chewing before and after overlay insertion were observed. EMG of the temporalis and masseter muscles were recorded bilaterally during(More)
The present study applied a standardized test food of known hardness to evaluate the biting performance of 20 female patients who had pain mainly in the masseter muscle during palpation. Another 20 women of a similar age group who were pain-free during examination served as controls. Electromyograms (EMG) of the masseter and sternocleidomastoid (SCM)(More)
A total of 2033 university students were surveyed for the prevalence of TMD in Taiwan. It was found that 42.9% of the students had one or more signs related to TMD, and females were slightly more frequently found. Clicking of the joint was the most common sign. Occlusal factors such as balancing contact, dental restoration, molar guidance in eccentric(More)
Human masseter muscle is the main power source used for crushing or grinding the foods. Its size is regarded as an determining factor of chewing force and function. A system of measuring the masseter muscle volume from MR images was developed in this study. For a better understanding of the masseter muscle function, a standardized test-food developed in our(More)
Piezoelectric force transducer and hand dynamometer were used for measuring the maximum bite force and hand grasp force on 2034 primary, middle, and high school students. Dental condition and body weight and height were also observed to relate to the force measurements. It was discovered that both forces increased relative to the increase of age, body(More)
The aim of this study was to observe the difference between patients of craniocervical muscle pain and nonpatients in head-neck posture, masticatory muscle activity, and the force exerted by the hand. Fifty-one patients and 28 nonpatients were observed. The electric activity of the masseter muscles was recorded when the subjects were doing pinching or(More)
To gain a better understanding of biting and chewing performance, the size and orientation of the masseter and medial pterygoid muscles in living humans were studied. Twenty-seven young males having complete dentition, class I dental occlusion and normal muscle and jaw function were examined using magnetic resonance images of the head between the zygomatic(More)
A coordinate measurement machine with laser probe was used to measure the vertical distortion of the casts produced by use of three types of impression materials (irreversible hydrocolloid, condensation silicone, and addition silicone) and two types of trays (stock and custom trays). Results indicated that all impression groups showed positive vertical(More)
The voltage-sensing domains of voltage-gated potassium channels Kv2.1 (drk1) contain four transmembrane segments in each subunit, termed S1 to S4. While S4 is known as the voltage sensor, the carboxyl terminus of S3 (S3C) bears a gradually broader interest concerning the site for gating modifier toxins like hanatoxin and thus the secondary structure(More)