Depressor septi nasi muscle
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|Depressor septi nasi|
Muscles of the head, face, and neck.
|Origin||incisive fossa of the maxilla|
|Insertion||nasal septum and back part of the alar part of nasalis muscle|
|Nerve||Buccal branch of the facial nerve|
|Actions||Depression of nasal septum. Dilutes the nares (nostril). Moves the apex of the nose during movement of upper lip (e.g. talking)|
|Latin||musculus depressor septi nasi|
|Anatomical terms of muscle|
Works like the alar part of the nasalis muscle.