cheek muscle


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Synonyms for cheek muscle

a muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth

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Even with his custom-built computerised communication software and voice synthesizer, he can only talk at a rate of one word every three seconds, so a normal conversation is impossibly slow, but by controlling his computer screen with twitches of his cheek muscle, he can compile answers for later delivery.
When circulation in the cheek area is sluggish, the hair follicles become congested with oil and dead skin cells and toxins start to settle in the spaces beneath the cheek muscles.
Prof Philip Low said he eventually hoped to allow the 70-year-old to "write" words with his brain as an alternative to his current speech system which interprets cheek muscle movements.
His only way of communicating is through one cheek muscle but still he goes on, tirelessly trying to find answers.
That action then pushes the skin under the eye up and makes a pouch under the lower eyelid, which raises the cheek muscle.
Smile and release upper lip, feeling the cheek muscle pushing up towards the eye sockets, like an opera singer in shock.
Each exercise was one minute in duration, and included such movement-to-hold positions as smiling without showing teeth; pursing the lips; and smiling while forcing the cheek muscles upwards.
In the coming years, we're going to see device manufacturers create all kinds of highly specialized gadgetry that generates heaps of data, from sensors that note changes in glucose levels and dispense insulin like an actual pancreas, to facial masks that help users voluntarily move weakened cheek muscles.
Lower cheek muscles pull up the corners of the lips, like a smile.
Cheek muscles in man and animals are very stronger, as they work almost constantly throughout the life for feed chewing.
37) Miller suggests that changes in the zygomatic musculature may alter the shape of the vocal tract and, while the authors of this study do not refer to "zygomatic" changes, they do suggest that the cheek muscles play an important role in the call technique.
Hawking is only able to "speak" via his "cheekbones", using his cheek muscles to activate a machine that interprets the words he wants to speak - mind blowing
It can be a temporary or a permanent restriction to mouth opening due to cheek muscles being strained or a problem with your jaw joint.
If you look at the royals, they keep their cheek muscles absolutely rigid all of the time.