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Effects of therapeutic exercise on masticatory function in patients with progressive muscular dystrophy.
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PMID:  7077343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The slope of the curve relating integrated electromyographic activity of masseter muscle to biting force, the latency of the jaw-jerk reflex, and masticatory performance wee estimated in patients with Duchenne type of progressive muscular dystrophy before and during therapeutic exercise of the somatogenc system. The slope and latency were slightly decreased, and masticatory performance was increased during exercise. These results suggest that therapeutic exercise of the stomatognathic system is effective in improving masticatory function in patients with progressive muscular dystrophy.
Y Kawazoe; M Kobayashi; T Tasaka; M Tamamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1982 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-19     Completed Date:  1982-07-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Jaw / physiopathology
Masseter Muscle / physiopathology
Muscular Dystrophies / physiopathology,  therapy*
Reaction Time
Reflex / physiology
Time Factors

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