buccinator muscle


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Related to buccinator muscle: Mentalis muscle, Masseter muscle, risorius muscle

buc·ci·na·tor mus·cle

(bŭk'si-nā'tŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, posterior portion of alveolar portion of maxilla and mandible and pterygomandibular raphe; insertion, orbicularis oris at angle of mouth; action, flattens cheek, retracts angle of mouth; nerve supply, facial. Plays an important role in mastication, working with tongue to keep food between teeth; when it is paralyzed, food accumulates in the oral vestibule.
Synonym(s): musculus buccinator [TA] .

buccinator muscle

Facial muscle. Origin: pterygomandibular raphe and alveolar processes of jaws. Insertion: orbicularis oris muscle at angle of mouth. Nerve: facial (CN VII). Action: compresses check against teeth, retracts angle of mouth.
See also: muscle

buc·ci·na·tor mus·cle

(bŭk'si-nā'tŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, posterior portion of alveolar portion of maxilla and mandible and pterygomandibular raphe; insertion, orbicularis oris at angle of mouth; action, flattens cheek, retracts angle of mouth; nerve supply, facial. Plays an important role in mastication, working with tongue to keep food between teeth; when it is paralyzed, food accumulates in the oral vestibule.
Synonym(s): musculus buccinator [TA] .

buccinator muscle (buk´sinātər),

n the muscle consisting of three bands and composing the wall of the cheek between the mandible and the maxilla; it causes the cheek to stay tight to the teeth and the lip corners to pull inward. It is often known as the “cheek muscle.”