Dilatator naris muscle

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Dilatator naris muscle
Muscles of the head, face, and neck.
Latin pars alaris musculi nasalis
Gray's subject #107 382
Origin margin of the nasal notch of the maxilla, greater andlesser alar cartilages
Insertion    skin near the margin of the nostril
Nerve: Buccal branch of the facial nerve
Action: Dilation of nostrils

The Dilatator naris muscle is a part of the nasalis muscle. It is divided into posterior and anterior parts.

  • The Dilatator naris anterior is a delicate fasciculus, passing from the greater alar cartilage to the integument near the margin of the nostril; it is situated in front of the Dilatator naris posterior muscle.

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