Oral Physiology and Occlusion: An International Symposium contains the proceeding of the ""Bite Centennial"" conceived as part of the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration of the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The symposium aims to provide a broad based review of the ""state of science"" of oral physiology and occlusion. Organized into 13 chapters, this book first discusses the effects of lesions of jaw muscle spindle afferents on mastication and regulation of the incisal biting force in monkeys. Subsequent chapters describe the occlusal forces and mandibular movements; muscle spindles and tooth mechano-receptors in the control of mastication; relationship between integrated EMG and tension in opening of the mandible; and sensory regulation of brain stem motoneurons. Other chapters explain electrophysiological properties of nerve endings in teeth; measurement of the behavioral aspects of pain; mechanisms of oral-facial pain; hemodynamic considerations of oral-facial physiology.
Contents Preface Opening Address, CMDNJ President Dental Research and the Spirit of '76 The Charge to the Symposium Effects of Lesions of Jaw Muscle Spindle Afferents on Mastication and Regulation of the Incisal Biting Force in Monkeys Discussion Occlusal Forces and Mandibular Movements Muscle Spindles and Tooth Mechano-Receptors in the Control of Mastication Discussion Relationship Between Integrated EMG and Tension in Opening of the Mandible Discussion Equilibrium Theory Reexamined: To What Extent Do Tongue and Lip Pressures Influence Tooth Position and Thereby the Occlusion? Discussion Twitch Tension, Spike Amplitude and Recruitment Order of Masseter Muscle Single Motor Units Discussion Sensory Regulation of Brain Stem Motoneurones: Physiological and Clinical Implications Discussion Sensory Control of Mandibular Movements and Its Modulation by Set and Circumstances Discussion Electrophysiological Properties of Nerve Endings in Teeth Discussion Interdental Thickness Discrimination and Position Sense of the Mandible Discussion Measurement of the Behavioral Aspects of Pain Discussion Mechanisms of Oral-Facial Pain Discussion Hemodynamic Considerations of Oral-Facial Physiology Discussion List of Contributors List of "Bite Centennial" Participants About the Editor
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- © Pergamon 1978
- 1st January 1978
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