Mapping energy metabolism in jaw and tongue muscles during chewing.

  title={Mapping energy metabolism in jaw and tongue muscles during chewing.},
  author={Hideaki Rikimaru and Miki Kikuchi and Masatoshi Itoh and Manabu Tashiro and Masayuki Watanabe},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={80 9},
Investigators have used positron emission tomography with 18F-fluoro-D-deoxyglucose to obtain information not only for the diagnosis of cancers, but also for researching physiology in skeletal muscles. The aim of this study was to evaluate the activities of the jaw and tongue muscles during gum-chewing. Five volunteers aged 32-61 years were studied by positron emission tomography. They were requested to chew two pieces of chewing gum for 30 min after intravenous injection of 18F-fluoro-D… CONTINUE READING


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