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1

What is the function of the articular disk?

separates joint cavity into compartments:
- upper part ==> gliding
- lower part ==> hinge movement

2

What is the function of the L ligament?

strengthens fibrous capsule surrounding joint

3

What 2 ligaments support the joint during chewing?

sphenomandibular ligament
stylomandibular ligament

4

What are the muscles of mastication?

masseter
temporalis
M and L pterygoids

5

In what region do the muscles of mastication reside?

parotid region
temporal and infratemporal fossae

6

What type of joint is it?

modified synovial hinge joint

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