procerus muscle


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Related to procerus muscle: corrugator muscle

pro·ce·rus mus·cle

(prō-sē'rŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Insertion, into frontalis; action, assists frontalis; origin, from membrane covering bridge of nose; nerve supply, branch of facial.
Synonym(s): musculus procerus [TA] .

procerus muscle

A muscle that arises in the skin over the nose and is connected to the forehead. It acts to draw the eyebrows down.
See also: muscle
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BOTOX([R])Cosmetic is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows) associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity in adult patients up to 65 years of age.
The approval is specifically for the treatment of glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity.
Glabellar lines are formed by repeated and involuntary contraction of the two major muscles that control movement between the brows, the corrugator and procerus muscles.