gnathodynamometer
An instrument used to measure the force applied in closing the jaws.
See Also: gnathodynamics, gnathodynamometry

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  • Gnathodynamometer — A gnathodynamometer (or occlusometer) is an instrument for measuring the force exerted in closing the mouth. A bimeter gnathodynamometer is one with an adjustable central bearing point. As per the inventor s design study, the instrument works… …   Wikipedia

  • gnathodynamometer — A device for measuring biting pressure. SYN: bite gauge, occlusometer. [gnatho + dynamometer] * * * gnatho·dy·na·mom·e·ter (nath″o di″nə momґə tər) [gnatho + dynamometer] an instrument for measuring the force exerted in …   Medical dictionary

  • bimeter gnathodynamometer — a gnathodynamometer equipped with a central bearing point of adjustable height …   Medical dictionary

  • occlusometer — SYN: gnathodynamometer. * * * oc·clu·som·e·ter (ok″loo somґə tər) gnathodynamometer …   Medical dictionary

  • List of medical roots, suffixes and prefixes — This is a list of roots, suffixes, and prefixes used in medical terminology, their meanings, and their etymology. There are a few rules when using medical roots. Firstly, prefixes and suffixes, primarily in Greek, but also in Latin, have a… …   Wikipedia

  • occlusometer — noun A gnathodynamometer …   Wiktionary

  • gnathic — adjective /ˈɡnæθɪk,ˈnæθɪk/ Of or pertaining to the jaw. ‘Want to get an idea of your gnathic index, and that mustache is in the way.’ See Also: gnathal, gnathion, gnathite, gnathitis, gnatho, gnathonic, gnathonical, gnathonically, gnathonism,… …   Wiktionary

  • bimeter — noun a) A type of gnathodynamometer having an adjustable central bearing point. b) The setting of one meter against another …   Wiktionary

  • gauge — A measuring device. SYN: gage. bite g. SYN: gnathodynamometer. Boley g. a caliper type g. graduated in millimeters used to measure the thickness of various dental materials. catheter g. a metal …   Medical dictionary

  • Masticatory force — or force of mastication is defined as a force, which is created by the dynamic action of the masticatory muscles during the physiological act of chewing. Contents 1 Masticatory muscles 2 Measuring masticatory force …   Wikipedia

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