Medical Definition of Rest vertical dimension

1. The vertical dimension of the face with the jaws in rest relation; decrease in rest vertical dimension may or may not accompany a decrease in occlusal vertical dimension; it may occur without a decrease in occlusal vertical dimension in patients with a preponderant activity of the jaw-closing musculature, as in patients with muscular hypertenseness or in chronic gum chewers; increase in rest vertical dimension may or may not accompany an increase in occlusal vertical dimension; it sometimes occurs after the removal of remaining occlusal contacts, perhaps as a result of the removal of noxious reflex stimuli. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Rest Vertical Dimension

rest house
rest in peace
rest jaw relation
rest nitrogen
rest on
rest on one's laurels
rest pain
rest period
rest position
rest relation
rest room
rest seat
rest stop
rest vertical dimension (current term)
restabilise
restabilised
restabilises
restabilising
restabilization
restabilizations
restabilize
restabilized
restabilizes
restabilizing
restable
restabled
restables
restabling

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