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Mimetic muscles

Mimetic muscles of the scalp and muscles in the region of the eyelids

MuscleOriginInsertionFunction
M. Occipitofrontalis -venter occipitalis Linea nuchae superior Galea aponeurotica Lifting of the eyebrows and upper eyelids; Produces horisontal wrinkles of the forid; Expression of astonishment
M. Occipitofrontalis -venter fraontalis Galea aponeurotica Skin of the eyebrow Lifting of the eyebrows and upper eyelids; Produces horisontal wrinkles of the forid; Expression of astonishment
M. Corrugator supercili Glabella; Margo supraorbitalis Skin of the eyebrow Pulls the skin of the eyebrows downward and medially; Produces vertical wrinkles of the forid; Expression of the thinker
M. Orbicularis oculi -pars orbitalis Lig. palpebrale mediale Lig. palpebrale mediale Acts as sphincter
M. Orbicularis oculi -pars palpebralis Lig. palpebrale mediale Lig. palpebrale laterale Closes the eyelid
M. Orbicularis oculi -pars lacrimalis Crista lacrimalis Lacrimal sac Expands the lacrimal sac
Created by: gustafb82