About The Medical Condition Pterygoid Muscles


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Pterygoid Muscles

Pterygoid Muscles Medical Condition Defined & Explained
Pterygoid Muscles Medical Condition

What's The Definition Of The Medical Condition Pterygoid Muscles?

Two of the masticatory muscles: the internal, or medial, pterygoid muscle and external, or lateral, pterygoid muscle. Action of the former is closing the jaws and that of the latter is opening the jaws, protruding the mandible, and moving the mandible from side to side.

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