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Head & Neck Anatomy

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Deglutition The process by which masticated food is moved from the mouth to the stomach for digestion.
Muscles of mastication Temporalis, masseter, lateral and medial pterygoid.
Anatomy The study of the structure of organisms.
Physiology The study of the function of organisms.
Muscles of facial expressions Frontalis, orbicularis oris, buccinator, and zygomatic.
Tongue Functions to provides us with speech, mastication,and swallowing.
Four primary muscles of the mouth Genioglosus, hyoglossus, styloglossus, palatoglossus.
Neck muscles Sternocleidomastoid, platysma, and trapezius.
Muscles of the floor of the mouth Digastric, stylohyoid, mylohyoid, and geniohyoid.
Voluntary muscles Are attached to the skeleton and move bones at the joints.
Involuntary muscles Are found in the walls of the body's internal organs.
Cardiac muscles Are found only in the walls of the heart.
TMJ Is formed by the union of the condyle of the mandible with the glenoid fossa and the articular eminence of the temporal bone.
Skull Consists of 22 bones.
Trigeminal nerve Has three branches, the opthalmic, maxillary and mandibular.
Xerostomia When the flow of saliva is insufficient or almost non existant, the mouth feels extremely dry.
Sublingual gland Smallest gland and is shaped like an almond.
Sialolith Calcified stone in the ducts of salivary glands.
Soft palate May become stimualted if touched causing a strong gag reflex.
Parotid gland Located below the ear, is the largest salivary gland.
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