* Cranial Nerves, also known as Facial nerves contains 12 pairs.
Latin: Wrinkler above eyelashes
Refers to the vertical wrinkle forehead innervated by the facial nerve.
2: Obicularis Oris:
Latin: Little circles(Obicularis) around (Oris)mouth.
Muscle of the mouth in a circular form.
Function: open, close, kiss, eat, whistle, speak. so forth.
Function: The smiling muscle.
Latin: Minor= lesser, Major= greater: Hence The major or lesser muscle of the Zygomatic bone.
Some muscles works in synergistic manners such as Zygomaticus minor and major with another muscle.
*The synergists for this the zygomaticus minor/ major muscle is the RISORIUS MUSCLE.
Function: Smiling muscle.
The antagonist muscle for Risorius is the Depressor Anguli Oris.
5: Lavator Labii Superiorius:
Function: Upper lip elevation
N: Facial nerve 7.
6: Depressor Labii Inferious
Function: Lower lip depression
Nerve: Facial Nerve 7
7: Depressor Anguli Oris:
Function: Facial expressions of sadness or depression. AKA: Tragedy Mark.
*Antagonist Muscles of both Zygomaticus minor and major, and Risorious muscle.
8: Orbicularis Oculi:
Latin: Little circles around the eyes.
Function: Muscles that surround the eyes to help you close and open your eyes. Creates the wrinkles around your eyes.
Latin: meaning chin.
Function: wrinkle of the Chin.
Latin: Trumpeter muscle (muscle used in blowing).
Function: sucking, swallowing, biting, holding foo dint he mouth.
1: Side wall of oral cavity
2: Sucking muscle, especially important during infancy
3: Trampoline-like muscle.
Latin: “Wide”, thin, flat muscle
Function: Creates tension of the neck, depression of the lower mandible.
N: Facial Nerve #7.