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Muscles of the head, face and neck
LEARNING THE MUSCLES OF THE HEAD AND FACE
or occipito-frontalis the broad muscle that covers the top of the skull consists of the occipitalis and frontalis.
back of the epicranius; muscle that draws the scalp backward.
anterior (front) portion of the epicranius; muscle of the scalp that raises the eyebrows,draws the scalp forward, and causes wrinkles across the forehead.
Tendon that connects the occipitalis and frontalis
muscle above the ear that draws the ear upward
muscle in front of the ear that draws the ear forward
muscle behind the ear that draws the ear backward
masseter and temporalis
Muscles coordinate in opening and closing the mouth, are sometime referred to as the chewing muscles
broad muscle extending from the chest and shoulder muscles to the side of the chin; responsible for lowering the lower jaw and lip
Muscle of the neck that lowers and rotates the head.
Muscle located beneath the frontalis and orbicularis oculi that draws the eyebrow down and wrinkles the forehead vertically
the ring muscle of the eye socket; enables you to close your eyes
covers the bridge of the nose, lowers the eyebrows, and causes wrinkles across the bridge of the nose
thin, flat muscle of the cheek between the upper and lower jaw that compresses the cheeks and expels air between the lips
depressor labii inferioris
Also known as quadratus labii inferioris, a muscle surrounding the lower lip; lowers the lower lip and draws it to one side, as iin expressing sarcasm
levator anguli oris
Also known an caninus, a muscle that raises the angle of the mouth and draws in inward.
levator labii superioris
also known as quadratus labbii superioris, a muscle surrounding the upper lip; elevates the upper lip and dilates the nostrils, as in expressing distaste
muscle that elevates the lower lip and raises and wrinkles the skin of the chin
orbicularis oris muscle
flat band around the upper and lower lips that compresses, contracts, puckers, and wrinkles the lips
muscle of the mouth that draws the corner of the mouth out and back as in grinning
muscle extending alongside the chin that pulls down the corner of the mouth
muscles extending from the zygomatic bone to the angle of the mouth; elevate the lip, as in laughing
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