Extrinsic tongue and suprahyoid muscle activities during mastication in freely feeding rabbits.

To evaluate the coordination of tongue and suprahyoid muscle activities during natural mastication, electromyograms (EMGs) of jaw-closer, jaw-opener, suprahyoid (mylohyoid, MH), tongue-retractor (styloglossus, SG) and tongue-protractor (genioglossus, GG) muscles were recorded as well as the jaw-movement trajectories in vertical and horizontal axes in awake… CONTINUE READING