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1

What muscles provide Elevation?

Temporalis
masseter
medial pterygoid

2

Which muscle provide depression?

Gravity
lateral pterygoid (inferior head)
anterior belly of digastric

3

Which muscles provide protrusion?

Mainly lateral pterygoid,
masseter (superficial fibers)
medial pterygoid

4

Which muscled provide retrusion?

Mainly temporalis (posterior fibers), anterior belly of digastric

5

Which muscles provide lateral excursion?

unilateral contraction of all muscles