Zygomaticus minor muscle

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Zygomaticus minor
Muscles of the head, face, and neck.
Origin: zygomatic bone
Insertion: skin of the upper lip
Artery: facial artery
Nerve: facial nerve, buccal branch
Action: elevates upper lip
Dorlands/Elsevier m_22/12551392

The zygomaticus minor is a muscle of facial expression. It originates on the zygomatic bone and then inserts on the upper lip. It raises the corners of the mouth and is thus used in smiling. Like all muscles of facial expression, it is innervated by the facial nerve (CN VII).

External links

hu:Kis járomcsonti izom



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