Anatomy Of Facial Muscles

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  • 1. 
    Epicranus - Occipital Belly
    • A. 

      Draws back scalp , aids frontal belly to wrinkle forehead and raises eyebrows.

    • B. 

      Raises ears, tightens scalp.

    • C. 

      Draws eyebrows downward and medially.


  • 2. 
    Epicranius - Frontal Belly
    • A. 

      Draws back scalp, wrinkles forehead, raises eyebrows.

    • B. 

      Elevates, retracts mandible, closing mouth, biting.

    • C. 

      Raises ears, tightens scalp.


  • 3. 
    Temporoparietalis
    • A. 

      Raises eyebrows, tightens scalp.

    • B. 

      Raises ears, tightens scalp.

    • C. 

      Tightens scalp.


  • 4. 
    Auricularis - Anterior
    • A. 

      Draws ear upward, in some individuals moves scalp.

    • B. 

      Draws ear upward in some individuals.

    • C. 

      Draws ear forward, in some individuals moves scalp,


  • 5. 
    Auricularis - Superior
    • A. 

      Draws ear upwards in some individuals.

    • B. 

      Draws ear upward , in some individuals moes scalp.

    • C. 

      Draws ear foreward, in some individuals moves scalp.


  • 6. 
    Auricularis - Posterior
    • A. 

      Draws ear forward , in some individuals moves scalp.

    • B. 

      Draws ear upward , in some individuals moves scalp.

    • C. 

      Draws ear upward in some individuals.


  • 7. 
    Orbicularis Oculi - Orbital Part
    • A. 

      Strong closure of eyelids.

    • B. 

      Gentle closure of eyelids,

    • C. 

      Draws lacrimal canals onto surface of eye.


  • 8. 
    Orbicularis Oculi - Palpebral Part
    • A. 

      Gentle closure of eyelids.

    • B. 

      Strong closure of eyelids.

    • C. 

      Draws lacrimal canals onto surface of eye.


  • 9. 
    Orbicularis Oculi - Lacrimal Part
    • A. 

      Strong closure of eyelids.

    • B. 

      Gentle closure of eyelids.

    • C. 

      Draws lacrimal canals onto surface of eye.


  • 10. 
    Corrugator Supercilii
    • A. 

      Draws eyebrows downward and medially.

    • B. 

      Draws eyebrows upward and laterally.

    • C. 

      Draws eyebrows downward and laterally.


  • 11. 
    Procerus
    • A. 

      Draws down medial part of eyebrows , wrinkles nose.

    • B. 

      Constricts nares.

    • C. 

      Draws down lateral part of eyebrows, wrinkles nose.


  • 12. 
    Nasalis
    • A. 

      Both parts maintain opening of external nares during forceful inspiration.

    • B. 

      Constricts nares.

    • C. 

      Wrinkles nose.


  • 13. 
    Depressor Septi
    • A. 

      Constricts nares.

    • B. 

      Both parts maintain opening of external nares during forceful inspiration.

    • C. 

      Wrinkles nose.


  • 14. 
    Oribicularis Oris
    • A. 

      Closure and protrusion of lips.

    • B. 

      Elevates upper lip.

    • C. 

      Compresses cheek.


  • 15. 
    Elevator Labii Superioris
    • A. 

      Elevates upper lip, dilates nares, forms nasolabial furrow.

    • B. 

      Elevates corner of mouth.

    • C. 

      Draws mouth upward.


  • 16. 
    Levator Angulioris
    • A. 

      Elevates corner of mouth.

    • B. 

      Draws mouth upward.

    • C. 

      Compresses cheek.


  • 17. 
    Zygomaticus Major
    • A. 

      Draws angle of mouth upward and backward.

    • B. 

      Draws angle of mouth upward.

    • C. 

      Draws angle of mouth backward.


  • 18. 
    Zygomaticus Minor
    • A. 

      Forms nasolabial furrow.

    • B. 

      Draws angle of mouth upward.

    • C. 

      Draws angle of mouth downward.


  • 19. 
    Risorius
    • A. 

      Retracts angle of mouth, as in smiling.

    • B. 

      Retracts angle of mouth, as in frowning.

    • C. 

      Retracts angle of mouth, as in grinning.


  • 20. 
    Depressor Labii Inferioris
    • A. 

      Draws lower lip downward.

    • B. 

      Draws lower lip downward and laterally.

    • C. 

      Draws lower lip upward.


  • 21. 
    Depressor Anguli Oris
    • A. 

      Depresses angle of mouth, as in grinning.

    • B. 

      Depresses angle of mouth, as in grimacing.

    • C. 

      Depresses angle of mouth, as in frowning.


  • 22. 
    Mentalis
    • A. 

      Raises and protrudes lower lip, wrinkles skin of chin.

    • B. 

      Raises and protrudes lower lip.

    • C. 

      Raises and protrudes lower lip, wrinkles skin of chin, and elavtes.


  • 23. 
    Buccinator
    • A. 

      Compresses cheek.

    • B. 

      Depresses cheek.

    • C. 

      Compresses cheek, and elevates.


  • 24. 
    Temporalis
    • A. 

      Elevates, retracts mandible closing mouth, biting.

    • B. 

      Depresses, retracts mandible opening mouth.

    • C. 

      Elevates, retracting mandible.


  • 25. 
    Masseter
    • A. 

      Elevates mandible, closes mouth , biting.

    • B. 

      Depresses mandible, opening mouth,

    • C. 

      Elevates mandible.


  • 26. 
    Medial Pterygoid
    • A. 

      Protrudes mandible.

    • B. 

      Elevates mandible, assists in protruding mandible,

    • C. 

      Depresses mandible.


  • 27. 
    Lateral Pterygoid
    • A. 

      Opens jaw, protrudes mandible, moves mandible laterally for grinding teeth

    • B. 

      Closes jaw.

    • C. 

      Opens jaw, protruding mandible.


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