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TMJ Vocabukary

flashcards for TMJ vocabulary

anterior tympanic small artery in the head that helps supplies the temporomandibular joint and other structures.
arthritis inflammation of body joints
articular disc fibrous disc between the condyle and the mandibular fossa
ascending pharyngeal artery in the neck that helps supplies the temporomandibular joint and other structures.
Auriculotemporal nerve Auriculotemporal nerve- branch of the third division of the trigeminal nerve that supplies the temporomandibular joint and other structures.
bruxism abnormal grinding of teeth
cortisone an inflammatory drug
deep auricular artery an artery that arises in common with the deep tympanic artery and helps supply blood to the temporomandibular joint and other structures .
Deep Temporal Nerve a pair of motor branches of the anterior division of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve that proves nerve supply to the temporomandibular joint.
Massetericv nerve a nerve of the face that branches from the trigeminal to provide nerve supply to the temporomandibular joint.
Myofascial pain dysfunction Myofascial pain syndrome is a pain condition that affects your muscles and fascia. “Myo” means muscle and “fascial” means fascia. Your fascia is the thin, white connective tissue that is wrapped around every muscle.
Retrodiscal pad Vascular and nerve tissue behind the disc of the temporomandibular joints.
Sphenomandibular ligament ligament running from the spine of the spenoid to the lingula of the mandible. Helps control movement of the temporomandibular joint
Stylomandibular ligament arises from the styloid process of the temporal bone up to the posterior margin of the jaw or the jaw angle. Helps control movement of the temporomandibular joint.
Superficial temporal major artery of the head that helps to supply the temporomandibular joint as well as other structures.
Synovial cavities epithelium-lined space that secretes tiny amounts of fluid, synovia, and is found in joints that are free moving.
Synovial fluid thin, watery fluid secreted in joints that lubricates articulating surfaces.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) jaw joint between the temporal bone and the mandible. DA Prep © 2023
Temporomandibular ligament thickened part of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) capsule on the lateral side.
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