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Pterygoid Muscles

Summary Information: Pterygoid Muscles

Pterygoid Muscles: The pterygoid muscles are a group of paired muscles located in the jaw that are involved with mastication, or chewing. The pterygoid muscles include the lateral pterygoid and the medial pterygoid.

Conditions that can afflict the pterygoid muscles include lateral pterygoid muscle rhabdomyolysis, headaches, TMJ, tooth grinding, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.

Closely Related Organs: Pterygoid Muscles

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Pterygoid Muscles

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Other Names: Pterygoid Muscles

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Sub Parts: Pterygoid Muscles

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Pterygoid Muscles

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Pterygoid Muscles: Related Topics

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