Joe Muscolino

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The temporalis on the right side of the body. The masseter has been ghosted in.

The Temporalis is a muscle of mastication that moves the mandible at the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). The primary muscles of mastication are:



  • Bones of the temporal fossa to the mandible.
    • The mandibular attachment is onto the coronoid process and ramus of the mandible.





  1. The masseter and medial pterygoid also elevate the mandible.
  2. The temporalis is often involved with tension headaches.