Relation Between Integrated Electromyographic Activity and Biting Force During Voluntary Isometric Contraction in Human Masticatory Muscles

Yasuyuki Kawazoe, Hiroo Kotani, Taizo Hamada

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Abstract

The relation between integrated electromyographic activity and computed biting force during voluntary isometric contraction was evaluated in the masticatory muscles of healthy subjects. The slopes of the curves relating integrated electromyographic activity to computed biting force in masseter muscles were steeper on the non-preferred chewing side than on the preferred chewing side, and they progressively became steeper during the course of continuous isometric contraction of a given biting force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1440-1449
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of dental research
Volume58
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1979 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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