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Facial Muscles

QuestionAnswer
Action of Orbicularis Oris Closes mouth and protrudes the lips (Kiss)
Action of Depressor Labii Inferioris Pulls lips downwards and laterally. Eversion of lower lip (bares lower teeth, flossing)
A: Depressor Anguli Oris Depression of angle of mouth. Pulls corner of mouth inferiorly and laterally (frown)
A: Mentalis Wrinkles skin of chin. Elevation and eversion of lower lip (pout)
A: Platysma Tenses skin over lower neck. Depression of mandible and lower lip
A: Occipitalfrontalis Pulls back scalp to raise eyebrows and wrinkles brow forehead
A: Orbicularis Oculi Closes eye tight. Squinting of the eye. Depresses upper eyelid, elevates lower eyelid
A: Corrugator Supercilli Pulls eyebrows downwards and medially
A: Levator Palpebrae Superioris N:? Elevation of upper eyelid. N: Oculomotor nerve (CN lll)
A: Pocercus Pulls medial eyebrow inferiorily. Wrinlkes skin of superior nose (disgust)
A: Nasalis Flares nostrils
Created by: kietmany