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39 Cards in this Set

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posterior and superior boarder of temporal fossa
temporal lines
anterior boundary of temporal fossa
frontal and zygomatic bones
lateral boundary of temporal fossa
zygomatic arch
inferior boundary of temporal fossa
infratemporal crest
lateral border of infratemporal fossa
ramus of mandible
medial border of infratemporal fossa
lateral pterygoid plate
anterior border of infratemporal fossa
posterior aspect of maxilla
posterior border of infratemporal fossa
tympanic plate and mastoid and styloid process of temporal bone
superior border of infratemporal fossa
inferior surface of greater wing of sphenoid
inferior border of infratemporal fossa
where medial pterygoid muscle attatches to mandible near its angle
contents of infratemporal fossa
inferior part of temporal m
lateral & medial pterygoid m
maxillary a
pterygoid venous plexus
madibular, inferior alveolar, lingual, buccal, chorda tympani nn
otic gaglion
temporal m
elevates mandible
posterior fibers retract mandible
deep temporal branches of madibular n
lateral pterygoid m
protude mandible adn depress chin
alone - side to side movement
mandibular n via lateral pterygoid n
masseter m
elevates and protrudes mandible closing jaw, deep fibers retract jaw
mandibular n via masseteric
medial pterygoid m
elevate mandible closing jaw
alone protrude side of jaw - grinding
maxillary a
larger of 2 terminal branches of external carotid
branches of mandibular part of maxillary a
deep aricular
anterior tympanic
middle meningeal
accessory meningeal
inferior alveolar
branches of pterygoid part of maxillary a
deep temporal (ant & post)
pterygoid a
branches of pterygopalatine part of maxillary a
posterior superior alveolar
infraorbital a
decending palatine a
artery of pterygoid canal
pharyngeal a
sphenopalatine a
otic ganglion
infratemporal fossa
lingual n
sensory to ant 2/3 of tongue
infratemporal fossa
secretomotor fibers to submandibular & sublingual glands
articular disc
divides TMJ into 2 compartments
superior compartment of TMJ
gliding movements
protrusion & retrusion
inferior compartment of TMJ
depression and elevation
hinge movements
lateral ligament of TMJ
strengthens TMJ laterally
prevents posterior dislocation
stylomandibular ligament of TMJ
thickening of fiborus capsule of hte parotid gland
doesnt contribute to strength
spheonmandibular ligament of TMJ
passive support for mandible
elevation of madible is caused by
medial pterygoid
depression of mandible is caused by
suprahyoid and infrahyoid
protrusion of mandible is caused by
lateral pterygoid *
massester (oblique)
medial pterygoid
retraction of chin is caused by
lateral movement of jaw is caused by
retractors of same side
protruders of opposite side
contents of pterygopalatine fossa
terminal part of maxillary a and intial part of branches
maxillary n
nerve of pterygoid canal
pterygopalatine ganglion
anterior border of pterygoplatine fossa
infratemporal surface of maxilla
medial border of pterygoplatine fossa
vertical plate of palatine bone
posterior border of pterygoplatine fossa
pterygoid process of sphenoid
superior border of pterygoplatine fossa
body of sphenoid
lateral border of pterygoplatine fossa
opens into pterygomaxillary fissure
7 openings of pterygopalatine fossa
1. pterygomaxillary fissure
2. inferior orbital fissure
3. foramen rotundum
4. pterygoid canal
5. pharyngeal canal
6. sphenopalatine foramen
7. pterygopaltine canal