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4.4.10 Review of bones and muscles of the oral cavity


Before we move on, let’s review the structures that we’ve seen so far in this section.

Here’s the ramus of the mandible, here’s the body, formed by the alveolar process, and the base.

Here’s the angle, the condyle, the neck, the coronoid process, and the mandibular notch. Here are the symphysis, the mental protuberance, the buttress, the mandibular foramen, the lingula, the mylohyoid line, the submandibular fossa, and the mental spine.

Here’s the temporomandibular joint, the articular disk, the stylomandiblar ligament, and the sphenomandibular ligament.

Here are the lateral pterygoid muscle, the medial pterygoid muscle, the temporalis, and the masseter. On the hyoid bone, here’s the body, the greater horn, and the lesser horn.

Here are the mylohyoid muscles, the geniohyoid, the stylohyoid, the digastric, the omohyoid, sternohyoid, and the thyrohyoid. Here’s the genioglossus muscle, and here’s the hyoglossus.

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