[Functional morphology of the maxillo-mandibular apparatus in the mini-Lewe minipig. 1. Miniature swine in oro-anatomically-oriented research].


This bulletin marks the beginning of a cycle dealing with the structure, function, innervation and quantitative analysis of jaw muscles as well as postnatal cranial growth and dentition in the miniature pig MINI-LEWE. The aims, the importance of the miniature pig MINI-LEWE for medical research, the material and the methods are explained.