Anterior auricular muscle

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Anterior auricular muscle
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Face and neck muscles. Anterior auricular muscle shown in red.
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The muscles of the auricula. Anterior auricular is at right (indicated by the red arrow).
Details
Latin Musculus auricularis anterior
Temporal fascia
Major Helix (ear)
Posterior auricular artery
Temporal branch of facial nerve
Actions Pulls ear forward
Identifiers
Gray's p.1035
Dorlands
/Elsevier
m_22/12548449
TA A04.1.03.020
FMA FMA:46856
Anatomical terms of muscle

The anterior auricular muscle, the smallest of the three auricular muscles, is thin and fan-shaped, and its fibers are pale and indistinct. It arises from the lateral edge of the galea aponeurotica, and its fibers converge to be inserted into a projection on the front of the helix.

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