Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002865
Title: Comparing the dimensions of canine tooth in different species
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: In mammalian oral anatomy, the canine teeth are known as cuspid. In case of dog teeth and fangs or within the case of maxilla it’s known as eye teeth that is comparatively long and pointed teeth. In some species, they seem to be flattened which cause them to appear like incisors and lead them to make incisiform (resembling an incisor). They are totally developed and are primarily used for firmly holding the food so as to tear it apart; they additionally may use it as weapons. They are truly the largest teeth in a mammal’s mouth. Most species that develop them ordinarily have four per mammal, 2 canines within the maxilla, and 2 canines within the lower jaw; they are separated by incisors inside each jaw. The aim of this review is to compare and analyze the differences in dimensions of canine tooth in different species. Materials and Methods: A total of 70 articles were identified through the database searches. An additional 5 articles were identified through a recent HTA publication. After removal of duplicates, non-English publications and unrelated articles a total of 48 articles were taken into consideration, and the review was done. Results: The length of canine tooth, skull length, and length of canine crown for each specimen was tabulated. The tiger had the largest canine length (56.1 mm). Lion has the biggest skull of 302.00 mm. Humans have got 31.7 mm canine length and crown length of 10 mm. Cheetah has got 30.13 mm canine length. Conclusion: The current study presents that the canines have a lot of variations in shapes and sizes. The change in size and shape of canine occurring due to evolution depends on the changes of dietary habit.

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    B. V. M. Anirudh1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu1 *, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2

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    1Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: K. Yuvaraj Babu, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    B. V. M. Anirudh1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu1 *, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2

    Title:Comparing the dimensions of canine tooth in different species
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (November [ Special Issue 3 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3311-3314)
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    Methodology:Comparing the dimensions
    Research Materials:Canine

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Canine Canine crown length canine length Carnivores Sabretooth Skull length

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