Nasalis muscle

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 22 Sep 2021

Nasalis muscle is one of the muscles of the nose, a subset of the facial muscles, consisting of two main parts:

These two parts have opposing actions, the compressor narrows the nostrils and dilator flares them. Both parts are supplied by the buccal branch of the facial nerve (VII).

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