Dilator naris muscle

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Dilator naris muscle forms the alar component of nasalis muscle, and is one of the muscles of the nose, a subset of the muscles of facial expression

Its overall action is to oppose the compressor naris and dilate the anterior nares

Muscles of the nose vary in size between individuals and may be entirely absent 3.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 64939
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dilatator naris muscle

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