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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

Buccinator Muscle

Buccinator Muscle is the muscle of the cheek. The buccinator forms the muscular component of the cheek and is used every time air expanding the cheeks is forcefully expelled. It is in the space between the mandible and the maxilla, and is quite deep to the other

Mylohyoid Muscle (Mylohyoideus Muscle)

Mylohyoid or Mylohyoideus muscle is located deep towards the anterior belly of the digastric muscle and it is a plane, triangle-shaped muscle. In order to form the canal-like floor of the mouth, the right and left mylohyoid muscles connect in the median fibrous raphe. The floor of

Zygomaticus Major and Minor

The zygomaticus is a set of small muscles which travel via eye socket till the lips, beside the cheekbone. They attach with the zygomatic bone a.k.a. the cheekbone. The zygomaticus major directs the motion of upper lip outward and superiorly, and it especially controls smiling. It is

Orbicularis Oris

The orbicularis oris is a complex muscle consisting of fibers that completely encircle the mouth. Its function is apparent when pursing the lips, as occurs during whistling. Some of its fibers originate near the midline from the maxilla superiorly and the mandible inferiorly, whereas other fibers are

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