- Male reproductive system
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|Insertion||Masseteric tuberosity of mandible|
|Innervation||Masseteric nerve of mandibular nerve (CN V3)|
|Blood supply||Masseteric artery of maxillary artery|
The thickness of the masseter muscle is approximately 15 millimeters. It negatively correlates with the mandibular plane angle and positively with the height of the mandibular ramus and thickness of the alveolar process. Therefore, the masticatory function influences the morphology of the mandible.1 (Kubota et al. 1998)
The masseter inserts on the masseteric tuberosity of the mandible.
Contractions of the masseter muscle elevate the mandible.
The masseter is supplied with the arterial blood by the masseteric artery of the maxillary artery.