Levator anguli oris

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This article is about the muscle. For the grindcore band, see Caninus (band).
Levator anguli oris
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Scheme showing arrangement of fibers of Orbicularis oris.
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Details
Latin musculus levator anguli oris
maxilla
modiolus
facial artery
buccal branches of the facial nerve
Actions smile (elevates angle of mouth)
Identifiers
Gray's p.383
Dorlands
/Elsevier
m_22/12549558
TA A04.1.03.034
FMA 46822
Anatomical terms of muscle

The levator anguli oris (caninus) is a facial muscle of the mouth arising from the canine fossa, immediately below the infraorbital foramen.

Its fibers are inserted into the angle of the mouth, intermingling with those of the Zygomaticus, Triangularis, and Orbicularis oris. Specifically, the levator anguli oris is innervated by the buccal branches of the facial nerve.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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