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Age- and sex-related differences in masseter size and its role in oral functions (September 2017 Article 1)
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JADA September 2017
The masseter muscle plays a key structural and functional role in the stomatognathic system. Researchers’ cumulative evidence has suggested that the variation in the size of a person’s masseter muscle may be a critical factor related to individual differences in oral functions. However, researchers have not yet investigated systematically the effect of a person’s age and sex on masseter muscle size and the association of masseter muscle size with other clinical metrics, including masticatory performance (MP) and salivary flow rate (SFR). Using T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data provides a noninvasive method for assessing masseter muscle volume (MMV).

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