The role of periodontal mechanoreceptors in mastication

Turker, Kemal S., Sowman, Paul F., Tuncer, Meltem, Tucker, Kylie J. and Brinkworth, Russell S. A. (2007). The role of periodontal mechanoreceptors in mastication. In: Kemal S. Turker and Samuel W. Cadden, Archives of Oral Biology: International Mastication Symposium 2006. International Mastication Symposium 2006, The University Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, (361-364). June 2006. doi:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2006.11.014

Author Turker, Kemal S.
Sowman, Paul F.
Tuncer, Meltem
Tucker, Kylie J.
Brinkworth, Russell S. A.
Title of paper The role of periodontal mechanoreceptors in mastication
Conference name International Mastication Symposium 2006
Conference location The University Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates June 2006
Proceedings title Archives of Oral Biology: International Mastication Symposium 2006   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Archives of Oral Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Oxford
Publisher Pergamon Press/ELsevier
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2006.11.014
ISSN 0003-9969
Editor Kemal S. Turker
Samuel W. Cadden
Volume 52
Issue 4
Start page 361
End page 364
Total pages 4
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The aim of this review is to discuss what is known about the reflex control of the human masticatory system by the periodontal mechanoreceptors and to put forward a method for standardised investigation. To deliver mechanical stimulus in a reproducible way, the following precautions are suggested: the stimulus should be brought into secure contact with the area of stimulation, and slack between the probe and the area to be stimulated should be taken up by the application of a preload. It is also important to ensure that there is minimal simultaneous activation of receptor systems other than the periodontal mechanoreceptors. It is also necessary to standardise the method for recording and analysing the response. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Keyword reflex
jaw-closing muscles
human masseter muscle
mechanical stimulation
postsynaptic potentials
positive feedback
reflex responses
motor units
Q-Index Code E1

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