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Glossary of Muscles of the Face 2

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The muscle surrounding the eye.
orbicularis oculi
Lower jaw muscle in the shape of a triangle.
triangularis
Muscle located above the eye.
frontalis
Muscle which runs from the lower jaw down the neck.
platysma
Cheek muscle.
buccinator
Muscle found in the nose.
nasalis
A muscle which lifts and is above the lips.
levator labii superioris
Muscle surrounding the mouth.
orbicularis oris
Muscle found in the lower jaw.
masseter
The larger of the zygomaticus muscles.
greater zygomatic
Muscle located on the side of the head just above both ears.
temporalis
Muscle located on the forehead; it creates the "worry lines" or wrinkling of the brow associated with frowning.
corrugator
This muscle orginates on the lower part of the mandible.
depressor anguli oris
This muscle depresses the bottom lip.
depressor labii inferioris
Muscle of mastication. Moves the mandible and limits sideways jaw movement.
lateral pterygoid
Elevates the jaw and provides sideways jaw movement.
medial pterygoid
Elevates and protrudes the lower lip. Allows for pouting.
mentalis
Covers the occipital region of the skull.
occipitalis
Enables the human being to smile.
risorius
Extends and rotates the head.
splenius capitis

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