Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
Organs » Mandible
 

Mandible

Descriptions of Mandible

Mandible: the lower jawbone in vertebrates; it is hinged to open the mouth
Source: WordNet 2.1

Mandible : The largest and strongest bone of the FACE constituting the lower jaw. It supports the lower teeth.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Mandible : Lower jawbone.

Summary Information: Mandible

Mandible: The mandible is a bone that is a part of the skull and the skeletal system. The mandible provides structure to the lower part of the jaw. The jaw is vital to such activities as chewing and talking and also provides insertion points for muscles of the face and head. Movement of the jaw is due in part to contraction of the temporal muscle.

Conditions that can afflict the mandible include infection, trauma, jaw fractures, cancer, dislocations, sprains, strain, temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ) and birth defects.

Closely Related Organs: Mandible

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Mandible:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Mandible

The following conditions are related to the organ: Mandible:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Mandible

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Mandible:

Condition count: 4 ; see list below.

Organ types: Jaw (8)

Organs: list of all organs

Mandible: Related Topics

Diseases List for Mandible:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Mandible' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

B

D

F

More Anatomy Topics

  • Cystic Duct
  • Cytosine
  • Deciduous Teeth
  • Deep Femoral Artery
  • Deep, Anatomical
  • Defecation
  • Delta Cells
  • Deltoid
  • Deltoid Tendons
  • Deltoid Tuberosity
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise