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Muscles of The Head and Neck

Action Origin Insertion
STUDY
PLAY
Occipitofrontalis: Frontal Belly
O: Epicranial aponeurosis
I: Skin of eyebrow and bridge of nose
A: Raises eyebrows, wrinkles forehead (Suprise face)
Occipitofrontalis: Occipital Belly
O: Epicranial aponeurosis
I: Epicranial aponeurosis
A: Tenses and retracts scalp
Temporoparietalis
O: Fascia around external ear
I: Epicranial aponeurosis
A: Tenses scalp, moves auricle of ear (Wiggle your ears-if talented)
Temporalis
O: Along temporal lines of the skull
I: Coronoid process of mandible
A: Elevates mandible
Zygomaticus Major
O: Zygomatic bone near zygomaticomaxillary structure
I: Angle of mouth
A: Retracts and elevates corners of mouth (Smile)
Orbicularis Oculi
O: Median margin of orbit
I: Skin around eyelids
A: Closes eye
Orbicularis Oris
O: Maxilla and mandible
I: Lips
A: Compresses, purses lips
Masseter
O: Zygomatic arch
I: Lateral surface of mandibular ramus
A: Elevates mandible and closes the jaw
Platysma
O: Superior thorax between cartilage of second rib and acromion of scapula
I: Mandible and skin of cheek
A: Tenses skin of neck; depresses mandible
Sternocleidomastoid
O: Two bellies: clavicular head attaches to the sternal end of clavicle; sternal head attaches to manubrium
I: Mastoid process
A: Together: flexes the neck Alone: bends head toward shoulders and turns face to opposite side (roation-shake head no)
Buccinator
O: Alveolar process of maxilla and mandible
I: Blends into fibers of orbicularis oris
A: Compresses cheeks
Nasalis
O: Maxilla and alar cartilage of nose
I: Bridge of nose
A: Compresses bridge, depresses tip of nose; elevates corners of nostrils. (Flares nose, Wrinkles nose)
Medial Pterygoid
O: Pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone
I: Ramus and condylar process of mandible on medial side
A: Elevates the mandible and closes the jaw, or performs lateral excursion
Lateral Pterygoid
O: Pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone
I: Ramus and condylar process of mandible on medial side
A: Opens jaw, protrudes mandible , or performs lateral excursion
Digastric
O: Anterior belly: Inferior surface of mandible at chin Posterior belly: Mastoid region of temporal bone
I: Hyoid bone
A: Depresses mandible elevates larynx
Omohyoid
O: Superior border of scapula near scapular notch
I: Hyoid bone
A: Depresses hyoid bone and larynx