Anatomy Of Facial Muscles

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When it comes to social interaction, the facial muscles might be the most important ones in our bodies – responsible for making you express happiness, anger, sadness and all types of emotion. What can you tell us about how they work? Find out in this quiz on the 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.