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Muscles

Levator Scapulae Muscle

The levator scapulae muscle is an elongated muscle present in the shoulder girdle. It acts as a connection between the upper limb and the vertebral column and can be located in the posterior triangle of the neck. Sternocleidomastoid covers the superior aspect of the levator scapulae whereas its

Styloglossus Muscle

The styloglossus muscle is one of the extrinsic tongue muscles and  is the shortest and smallest muscle from the Styloid muscle group. Origin The styloglossus muscle emerges via the anterior margin of the styloid process near its apex, and through the stylohyoid ligament. Insertion Styloglossus curves forwards and medially, and

Prevertebral (Anterior Vertebral) Muscles

They are located in front of the cervical part of the vertebral column. All of them are supplied by ventral rami of cervical nerves and covered by prevertebral fascia. The posterior boundary of the retropharyngeal space is created by them. They bend the neck and the head

Temporalis Muscle

The temporalis muscle arises alongside the temporal lines of the parietal bone of the skull and it is a fan-shaped muscle. The muscle is located inside the temporal fossa. A robust fibrous aponuerotic sheath known as the temporalis fascia encloses it and travels medial towards the zygomatic

Muscles of Head and Neck

Muscles of Head Orbicularis Oculi The orbicularis oculi is a large muscle that completely surrounds each orbital orifice and extends into each eyelid. It closes the eyelids. It has two major parts: The outer orbital part is a broad ring that encircles the orbital orifice and extends

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