anterior auricular muscle

auricularis anterior (muscle)

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facial muscle of external ear; origin, epicranial aponeurosis, insertion, cartilage of auricle; action, draws pinna of ear upward and forward; nerve supply, facial. Considered by some to be the anterior part of the temporoparietalis muscle.

an·te·ri·or au·ric·u·lar mus·cle

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr awr-ik'yū-lăr mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, galea aponeurotica; insertion, cartilage of auricle; action, draws pinna of ear upward and forward; nerve supply, facial. Considered by some to be the anterior part of the temporoparietal muscle.
Synonym(s): auricularis anterior muscle, musculus attrahens aurem, musculus attrahens auriculam.
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