Depressor supercilii muscle

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Depressor supercilii
Latin musculus depressor supercilii
Origin: Medial orbital rim
Insertion: Medial aspect of bony orbit
Nerve: facial nerve
Action: Depression of eyebrow
Dorlands/Elsevier m_22/12548780

The Depressor Supercilii is an eye muscle of the human body. The nature of this muscle is in some dispute. Few printed anatomies include it (Netter, et al) and many authorities consider it to be part of the orbicularis oculi muscle [1]. On the other hand, many dermatologists, opthamologists and plastic surgeons hold that the depressor supercilli is a distinct muscle and has a definite, individual effect on the movement of the eybrow and skin of the glabella[2].

Origin and insertion

The depressor supercilli originates on the medial orbital rim, near the lacrimal bone, and inserts on the medial aspect of the bony orbit, inferior to the corrugator supercilii. In some specimens it exhibits two heads and in others, only one.

See also


External links

  • Cook B, Lucarelli M, Lemke B (2001). "Depressor supercilii muscle: anatomy, histology, and cosmetic implications". Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 17 (6): 404–11. PMID 11766019.
  • SIG at UWash Depressor%20supercilii
  • Illustration in Facial Action Coding System
  • ent/134 at eMedicine - "Botox Injections for Hyperfunctional Facial Lines"
  • Depressor+supercilii at eMedicine Dictionary

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