sphenomandibular muscle

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sphenomandibular muscle


Definition A muscle identified by GD Hack, a research dentist–U Maryland, Baltimore that arises in the sphenomandibular ligament and connects the sphenoid bone to the upper mandible. It stabilises the jaw during chewing rather than having a primary role in mastication. Hyperactivity of the muscle is significantly linked to ocular-referred pain in temporomandibular syndrome.

Comment Proud colleagues ran the proposal that the muscle should be eponymically dignified as Hack’s muscle up the flagpole. Nobody saluted; musculus sphenomandibularis it is. 

Synonym Hack’s muscle 

References www.redalyc.org/pdf/850/85026217008.pdf

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