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The absence of proprioceptive nerve endings in the human periodontal ligament: the role of periodontal mechanoreceptors in the reflex control of mastication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  157454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of the literature was conducted to determine the presence or absence of proprioceptive nerve endings in the human periodontal ligament. A histologic review of the periodontal ligament innervation concluded that nerve endings found were those mediating pain, pressure, or touch and that there is no histologic evidence of any "classic" proprioceptive nerve ending in the periodontal ligament. A summary is given concerning the precise role of nerve endings in the periodontal membrane, their afferent pathways, and the role of masticatory muscle proprioception, jaw reflexes, and the temporomandibular joint in the coordinated control of mastication and mandibular proprioception.
R D Willis; C J DiCosimo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-24     Completed Date:  1979-10-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-15     Citation Subset:  D; IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Afferent Pathways / anatomy & histology
Mandible / physiology
Masticatory Muscles / physiology
Mechanoreceptors / physiology*
Motor Neurons / physiology
Muscle Spindles / anatomy & histology
Nerve Endings / anatomy & histology
Nociceptors / physiology
Periodontal Ligament / innervation*
Physical Stimulation
Reflex / physiology*
Sensory Receptor Cells / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Temporomandibular Joint / innervation
Tooth / innervation,  physiology
Trigeminal Nerve / anatomy & histology

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