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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)

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Mandible: Related Topics

Diseases List for Mandible:

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