Anterior auricular muscle

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Anterior auricular muscle
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The muscles of the auricula
Auricula in context.
Latin musculus auricularis anterior
Gray's subject #229 1035
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


The anterior auricular muscle, the smallest of the three auriculares muscles, is thin and fan-shaped, and its fibers are pale and indistinct. It arises from the lateral edge of the galea aponeurotica, and its fibers converge to be inserted into a projection on the front of the helix.

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