In vivo cross-sectional area of human jaw muscles varies with section location and jaw position.

@article{Goto2005InVC,
  title={In vivo cross-sectional area of human jaw muscles varies with section location and jaw position.},
  author={Tazuko K. Goto and Masashi Yahagi and Yasuhisa Nakamura and Kenji Tokumori and Geerling E. J. Langenbach and K-i Yoshiura},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={
          570-5
        }
}
Muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) is used as a measure for maximum muscle force. This CSA is commonly determined at one location within the muscle and for one jaw position. The purpose of this study was to establish a method to standardize the analysis of the CSA of the masticatory muscles in vivo, and to compare the CSAs along their entire length for two different jaw positions (opened and closed). The CSAs in the planes perpendicular to the long axes of the masseter, medial, and lateral… CONTINUE READING
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