levator labii superioris


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levator labii superioris

an oral muscle arising from the maxilla just superior to the infraorbital foramen that deepens the furrow between the nose and the corner of the mouth during sadness.
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Then in quick succession, we add the smiling muscles, levator anguli oris (attaching just below the eye to lift the corners of the mouth) and the sadness muscles, levator labii superioris (Fig 4) (which deepen the nasiolabial fold when crying or being serious) and the depressor anguli oris, the disgust muscle (a triangular muscle attaching to the lower jaw at the side of the mouth) which lowers the corners of the mouth.
Patients were given injections in the levator labii superioris nasalis muscle - otherwise known as the Elvis muscle, the Independent reported.
Prior to the resection of the tumour, the Levator Labii Superioris and the Zygomaticus Major muscles were identified and 4.
The direct influence of the depressor septi and the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi on the nasal valve is not yet clear.
the buccal branch, which innervates the procerus, the zygomaticus major and minor, the levator labii superioris, the levator anguli oris, nasal muscles, the buccinator, and the orbicularis oris
infraorbital (zygomaticus major and minor, the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi, the superior part of the orbicularis oris, and possibly the compressor naris, the depressor septi nasi, the orbicularis oculi, the frontalis, the corrugator supercilii, and the procerus)
Nasolabial folds are created by the zygomaticus minor, levator labii superioris, orbicularis oris, and levator labii superioris alaeque nasi.

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