levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle

(redirected from Elvis muscle)

le·va·tor la·bi·i su·pe·ri·o·ris a·lae·que na·si mus·cle

(lĕ-vā'tŏr lā'bē-ī sū-pēr-ē-ō'ris ă-lē'kwē nā'sī mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, root of nasal process of maxilla; insertion, wing of nose and orbicularis oris muscle of upper lip; action, elevates upper lip and wing of nose; nerve supply, facial.
Synonym(s): musculus levator labii superioris alaeque nasi [TA] .
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Patients were given injections in the levator labii superioris nasalis muscle - otherwise known as the Elvis muscle, the Independent reported.