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Definition: 'Masticatory Silent Period'

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masticatory silent period

Type: Term

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1. a pause in electromyographic patterns associated with tooth contacts during chewing and biting; a part of the complex feedback mechanism of mandibular control involving receptors in the periodontal ligament and muscles.




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