levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle

(redirected from Alaeque)

le·va·tor la·bi·i su·pe·ri·o·ris a·lae·que na·si mus·cle

(lĕ-vā'tŏr lā'bē-ī sū-pēr-ē-ō'ris ă-lē'kwē nā'sī mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, root of nasal process of maxilla; insertion, wing of nose and orbicularis oris muscle of upper lip; action, elevates upper lip and wing of nose; nerve supply, facial.
Synonym(s): musculus levator labii superioris alaeque nasi [TA] .
References in periodicals archive ?
The direct influence of the depressor septi and the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi on the nasal valve is not yet clear.
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.