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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The procerus muscle had an intermediate frequency content when compared with the frontalis and temporalis muscles, with an MPF in the range 60 to 195 Hz.
During the quarter, the company received regulatory approval from Canadian Health Authorities (Therapeutic Products Programme) for BOTOX Cosmetic(TM) for the treatment of glabellar lines (brow furrow) associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity.
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 corrugators and/or procerus muscle activity in adult patients up to 65 years of age.