auricularis posterior


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auricularis posterior

one of three extrinsic muscles of the ear. It serves to draw the auricula backward. Compare auricularis anterior, auricularis superior.
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the posterior auricular branch--which innervates the auricularis posterior, the cranially oriented muscles of the auricle, and the occipital muscles--communicates with the greater auricular nerve, the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, and the lesser occipital nerve (3)
the occipital lamina (the occipitalis, auricularis posterior, and transverse nuchae muscles)