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] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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
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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] .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Passes through the buccinator muscle at a level opposite the second molar, causing slight retraction of the mucusa and the submucosal fat
* Cheek Strengthening the 5 series of 15 buccinator muscle seconds 3 to 7 series of 10 movements in Tongue Adapt tongue the rhythm of one ISOTONIC mobility second, with interval of 10 seconds between Cheek Working the the series.
(5) It is located between the buccinator muscle medially, the anterior margin of the masseter muscle and the mandibular ramus and zygomatic arch laterally.
The angle between the medial surface of the mandible and the buccinator muscle limits the buccotemporal space.
It was traced forwards through the fat of the cheek to the buccinator muscle. The Marginal Mandibular branch of Facial Nerve was traced forwards from the lower border of the Parotid Gland to the depressor anguli oris.