Masticatory muscle fatigue: endurance times and spectral changes in the electromyogram during the production of sustained bite forces.

@article{Maton1992MasticatoryMF,
  title={Masticatory muscle fatigue: endurance times and spectral changes in the electromyogram during the production of sustained bite forces.},
  author={B. Maton and John C T Rendell and Mich{\`e}le Gentil and Ted W Gay},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={1992},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={521-9}
}
The purpose of this experiment was to determine if the characteristics of fatigue observed in the limb muscle system are also evident in the muscles of mastication, specifically, the masseter and temporalis. Surface electrodes were placed bilaterally over the masseter and temporalis muscles of 10 adults. Each subject was instructed to maintain maximal and six levels of submaximal incisal bite forces for as long as possible. The power density spectrum of the electromyographic signals for each… CONTINUE READING