depressor septi nasi muscle


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de·pres·sor sep·ti na·si mus·cle

(dĕ-prĕs'ōr sep'tī nā'sī mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, facial muscle of nose; a vertical fasciculus from maxilla superior to central incisor passing upward along median line of upper lip to insert into mobile part of nasal septum; action, works with alar (dilator) part of nasalis muscle to widen the nares during deep inspiration; depresses septum; nerve supply, buccal branch of facial.
Synonym(s): musculus depressor septi [TA] , depressor muscle of septum.
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For plunged tip of the nose, the depressor septi nasi muscle and the nasalis muscle are paralyzed by injection at the nose tip and the alar part of the nasalis muscles.