Influence of age on adaptability of human mastication.

@article{Peyron2004InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of age on adaptability of human mastication.},
  author={Marie-Agnes Peyron and Olivier Blanc and James P. Lund and Alain Woda},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={773-9}
}
The objective of this work was to study the influence of age on the ability of subjects to adapt mastication to changes in the hardness of foods. The study was carried out on 67 volunteers aged from 25 to 75 yr (29 males, 38 females) who had complete healthy dentitions. Surface electromyograms of the left and right masseter and temporalis muscles were recorded simultaneously with jaw movements using an electromagnetic transducer. Each volunteer was asked to chew and swallow four visco-elastic… CONTINUE READING

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