Complexity of jaw muscle revealed

Originally published at: Complexity of jaw muscle revealed | Boing Boing


How do you treat lockjaw?

  1. Applying a warm compress by using a hot water bag or a hot towel, several times a day, so that it loosens the locked jaw muscles.
  2. Using cold packs as this will relieve the pain associated with lockjaw.
  3. Rectifying your posture is crucial to prevent the lockjaw condition from worsening.
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What? You mean to say there’s no Lockjaw-Picking Lawyer?


How will we ever know the answer to your timely question?

Why don’t I have a subscription to Gray’s Anatomy?

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Unless you’ve studied anatomy, there’s a bunch of muscles you didn’t know you had. The pyramidalis has the function of tensing the linea alba, the line in the middle of your abs, and may be a vestigial muscle from back in the day of monotremes (remember when every mammal was a monotreme?), where it’s thought to be there to tense the marsupial pouch. Present in about 90% of humans. It’s cool that human anatomy is still being mapped out.

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