Levator anguli oris

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Levator anguli oris
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Scheme showing arrangement of fibers of Orbicularis oris.
Latin musculus levator anguli oris
Gray's subject #108 383
Origin maxilla
Insertion    modiolus
Artery: facial artery
Nerve: facial nerve
Action: smile (elevates angle of mouth)
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The levator anguli oris (caninus) arises from the canine fossa, immediately below the infraorbital foramen.

Its fibers are inserted into the angle of the mouth, intermingling with those of the Zygomaticus, Triangularis, and Orbicularis oris.

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