• The strongest muscle based on its weight is the masseter. With all muscles of the jaw working together it can close the teeth with a force as great as 55 pounds (25 kilograms) on the incisors or 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms) on the molars.


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    Also Know, what is the second strongest muscle in the human body? The strongest muscle in the body is debatable. Some physiologists believe its the masseter (used for chewing), while others claim its the gluteus maximus (buttocks), or the rectus femoris (part of the quadriceps in the thigh). Its not easy to determine partly because muscles dont work alone.

    In respect to this, is the tongue the strongest muscle in the body?

    First, the tongue isnt a single muscle. Its actually made up of eight different muscles. If you define strength to mean the ability to exert the most pressure, then the strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter muscle. Of course, you probably call the masseter your jaw muscle.

    Is the tongue a muscle?

    The tongue is a muscular organ in the mouth of most vertebrates that manipulates food for mastication and is used in the act of swallowing. It has importance in the digestive system and is the primary organ of taste in the gustatory system. There are two groups of muscles of the tongue.

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