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Medial Pterygoid: The medial pterygoid is one of a group of paired muscles called pterygoid muscles, which are located in the jaw. The medial pterygoid is involved with mastication, or chewing, by elevating the mandible, closing the jaw and moving the mandible side to side. The medial pterygoid originates from the maxilla and pterygoid plate and inserts on the mandible.
Conditions that can afflict the medial pterygoid include headaches, TMJ, tooth grinding, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.
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