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Nasalis muscle

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Nasalis muscle is one of the muscles of the nose, a subset of the muscles of facial expression, 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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Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 64845
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Nasalis muscle

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