Levator anguli oris
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This article is about the muscle. For the grindcore band, see Caninus (band). For the species name, see List of Latin and Greek words commonly used in systematic names.
|Levator anguli oris|
Scheme showing arrangement of fibers of Orbicularis oris.
|Nerve||Buccal branches of the facial nerve|
|Actions||Smile (elevates angle of mouth)|
|Latin||Musculus levator anguli oris or musculus caninus|
|Anatomical terms of muscle|
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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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