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Figure 5b: A patient with masticatory dysfunction, poorly adapted when chewing gum on the left side (a) and better adapted when chewing gum on the right side (b). The hierarchy of intensity is rearranged on both sides for this patient with proportionately more nonworking activity apparent. With poor adaptation the muscles are usually inhibited and show less activity, but with good adaptation they often work harder to compensate for the dysfunction. The area under each curve is proportional to the amount of work done.

Figure 5b: A patient with masticatory dysfunction, poorly adapted when chewing gum on the left side (a) and better adapted when chewing gum on the right side (b). The hierarchy of intensity is rearranged on both sides for this patient with proportionately more nonworking activity apparent. With poor adaptation the muscles are usually inhibited and show less activity, but with good adaptation they often work harder to compensate for the dysfunction. The area under each curve is proportional to the amount of work done.