Posterior auricular muscle

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Posterior auricular muscle
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The muscles of the auricula
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Auricula in context.
Details
Origin Mastoid Process
Insertion Posterior ear
Artery Posterior auricular artery
Nerve Posterior auricular nerve of Facial nerve
Actions Pulls ear backward
Identifiers
Latin musculus auricularis posterior
Dorlands
/Elsevier
m_22/12548458
TA A04.1.03.022
FMA 46857
Anatomical terms of muscle

The posterior auricular muscle consists of two or three fleshy fasciculi, which arise from the mastoid portion of the temporal bone by short aponeurotic fibers. They are inserted into the lower part of the cranial surface of the concha.

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