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What is the strongest muscle in the body?

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The masseter is the strongest muscle in the body and it is one of the muscles used for mastication. As a distinct feature differentiating it from other masticatory muscles, it helps in the elevation of the mandible and also in supporting the articular capsule of the temporomandibular joint. All muscles of the joint work together. With this, these muscles are capable of closing the teeth with a force of about 55 pounds on the incisors or even as great as 200 pounds on the molars. That is between 25 to 90.7 kilograms of force.

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