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Zygomaticus Minor

General information The zygomaticus minor muscle is one that controls facial expressions. It originates from the malar bone and continues along with the orbicularis oculi found on the lateral face for the levator labii superioris. It is...

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Zygomaticus Major

General information The zygomaticus major muscle is located within the face and draws the angles of the mouth posteriorly and superiorly. Like all the muscles that control facial expression, the zygomaticus major is innervated from the...

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Superior Oblique

General information The superior oblique is a fusiform muscle that originates from the upper and medial side of the orbit. It controls depressing, abducting and internally rotating the eye. This muscle is the only extraocular muscle that is...

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Superior Rectus

General information The superior rectus is a muscle that is in orbit. As one of the extraocular muscles, it is innervated from the superior division of the oculomotor nerve. When in its primary position, the muscle’s primary function...

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Orbicularis Oculi

General information Orbicularis oculi is the muscle surrounding the eye. Literal meaning The little circle muscle of the eye. Interesting information Orbicularis oculi is a skeletal muscle of the face that surrounds the eye and is...

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Orbicularis Oris

General information Orbicularis oris are the muscles located above the upper lip and below the bottom lip. Literal meaning The little circle muscle of the mouth. Interesting information Orbicularis oris are the skeletal muscles that form...

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General information The Risorius is a muscle that controls facial expressions arising within the fascia that is over the parotid gland. It passes horizontally forward, inserting onto the skin at an angle of the mouth and is superficial to...

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Medial Rectus

General information The medial rectus is an ocular muscle that turns the eye inward. Literal meaning The middle straight muscle [of the eye]. Interesting information The medial rectus is part of a group of skeletal muscles called the...

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General information Mentalis is a facial muscle situated in the chin. Along with the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi, levator labii superioris, levator anguli oris, zygomaticus major, zygomaticus minor, risorius, depressor labii...

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General information Nasalis is a paired muscle covering the dorsum of the nose. There are two parts to this muscle, the alar and transverse parts. The alar part is also known as the dilator naris posterior, and the transverse part otherwise...

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Levator Palpebrae Superioris

General information Levator palpebrae superioris is a facial muscle of the superior eyelid. Literal meaning The muscle that lifts the upper eyelid. Interesting information Levator palpebrae superioris is a skeletal muscle of the face that...

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Levator Labii Superioris

General information Levator labii superioris is one of the muscles of facial expression. Literal meaning The muscle that lifts the upper lip. Interesting information Levator labii superioris, also called quadratis labii superioris, is a...