Ala of nose

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Ala of nose
Cartilages of the nose, seen from side (ala of the nose visible but not labeled)
Latin Ala nasi
Gray's p.992
Artery Superior labial
Anatomical terminology

The ala of the nose (wing of the nose) is the lateral surface of the external nose, cartilagenous in makeup, and flares out to form a rounded eminence around the nostril. It is elevated by the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle and receives sensory innervation by the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve.[1]

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  1. ^ Cruveilhier, Jean (1844). The Anatomy of the Human Body. Harper & Brothers. Retrieved 2013-05-09. 

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

External links[edit]

wing+of+nose at eMedicine Dictionary