Mastication

  • Ronald Dubner
  • Barry J. Sessle
  • Arthur T. Storey

Abstract

The previous chapter, in dealing with relatively simple jaw, facial, and tongue reflexes, has provided a basis upon which we can now consider more complex oral-facial functions. We cannot hope to cover all these functions because some (e.g., feeding behavior, speech) are books unto themselves. Most of this chapter will be devoted to the very complicated function of mastication. Swallowing and other complex reflexes such as gagging and coughing, and the reflex pathways to the pharyngeal and laryngeal muscles utilized in these activities will be covered in chapter 11.

Keywords

Sensory Feedback Central Pattern Generator Tooth Contact Masticatory Pattern Masticatory Cycle 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Dubner
    • 1
  • Barry J. Sessle
    • 2
  • Arthur T. Storey
    • 3
  1. 1.Neurobiology and Anesthesiology BranchNational Institute of Dental Research National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Biological Sciences Faculty of DentistryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of Preventive Dental Science Faculty of DentistryUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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