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Facial Growth in the Rhesus Monkey: A Longitudinal Cephalometric Study


Series: Princeton Legacy Library

By: Emet D Schneiderman (Author)

224 pages, 35 b/w illustrations, 32 tables

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #215244 | ISBN-13: 9780691604886
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Hardback | May 2016 | #227994 | ISBN-13: 9780691633893
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #16547 | ISBN: 0691087490
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About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Princeton Legacy Library. Originally published in 1992.

For a wide spectrum of scientists from biomedical and dental researchers to primatologists and physical anthropologists, Emet Schneiderman offers the most accurate and up-to-date presentation of the normal growth of the lower facial skeleton in a primate species. His study is based on a sample of thirty-five captive rhesus monkeys, whose facial growth was traced over a ten-year period spanning from infancy to adulthood.

The author identifies the relative contribution of various sites of growth, quantifies the relative roles of different types of development – such as appositional and condylar – and sheds light on several long-standing controversies as to how the primate face grows. Unlike many of the traditional cephalometric measurements, the ones included in Facial Growth in the Rhesus Monkey were chosen to reflect the positional, dimensional, and localized remodeling changes that occur during ontogeny. Using a new statistical approach designed for longitudinal data, Schneiderman avoids the misleading information that has often resulted from older, cross-sectional statistical methods. Facial Growth in the Rhesus Monkey serves as a foundation for future experimental and normal studies in the rhesus monkey and, from a methodological standpoint, as a general model for future longitudinal growth studies.


List of Figures    
List of Statistical Tables    

1    Introduction    3
    Significance    4
    Approaches    5
    Scope of Presentation of This Study    6
    Background    7

2    Materials and Methods    19
    Primate Samples    19
    Radiographic Cephalometry    21
    Cephalometric Measurements    40
    Statistical Analysis    56
    Format of Results    63

3    Age Estimation    65
    Background    66
    Approach    67
    Findings    69
    Comparison of Estimated and Actual Ages    71
    Discussion and Conclusions    71

4    Results    75
    Maxillary Growth and Remodeling in Males    75
    Mandibular Growth and Remodeling in Males    91
    Changes in the Occlusal Plane in Males    111
    Coordination of Maxillomandibular Growth    114
    Sexual Dimorphism    116

5    Discussion    121
    Morphological Issues    121
    Statistical Issues    137

6    Conclusions    143
    Summary of Findings    143
    Limitations of the Present Study    151
    Captive versus Natural Populations    152
    Comprehensive Analysis of Longitudinal Data Sets    154
    Specific Areas for Future Research    155

    App. A. Computer Software and Hardware    159
    App. B. Age Prediction Equations    161
    App. C. Statistical Tables    165
    References    201
    Author Index    209
    Subject Index    211

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