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Table 2 Selected muscles and associated palpation techniques

From: Anatomy meets dentistry! Linking anatomy and clinical practice in the preclinical dental curriculum

Muscle/muscles Palpation technique
Masseter extraoral/intraoral
Medial pterygoid extraoral/intraoral
Lateral pterygoid intraoral
Temporalis extraoral/intraoral
Suprahyoid extraoral/intraoral
Infrahyoid extraoral
Sternocleidomastoid extraoral