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16 Cards in this Set

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what type of joints are found int he TMJ?
synovial joint
what does rotation
lower joint space
what does translation
upper joint space
what is found between the temporal bone and the mandible that separates the upper and lower joint spaces
articular disc
what does the articular disc attach to?
superior head of the lateral pterygoid muscle

inferior head to the neck of the condyle
what lines the joint spaces
4 supportive ligaments of the TMJ
TM ligament

lateral and medial discal ligaments

sphenomandibular ligament

stylomandibular ligament
where does the adult mandible form relative to Meckel's cartilage
Meckel's cartilage is the what of the mandible
GSA - innervation to the TMJ
auriculotemporal nerve

masseteric nerve
blood supply to the TMJ
superficial temporal artery

deep auricular artery
drainage of the TMJ
pterygoid venous plexus
muscles involved in depression of the mandible
lateral pterygoid muscle

muscles involved in elevation of the mandible
medial pterygoid
muscles involved in opening
inferior head of lateral pyerygoid - contracting (translation)

superior head - quiet
muscles involved in closing
inferior head - quiet

superior head - contracting