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Procerus

Other Terms: Musculus procerus, Muscle procérus

Muscle parts

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Latin name

Musculus procerus

Latin muscle parts

None

Group

Branchial arch muscle – second arch (Facial muscle)

Etymology

In English, this muscle’s name is the tall, slender muscle. The Latin word procerus means “tall or slender.”

Origin

Lateral surface of the nasal bone and the superior portion of the lateral nasal cartilage

Insertion

Skin between eyebrows and lower part of the forehead

Action

Pulls the medial end of the eyebrow downward. It works with the corrugator supercilii and medial aspect of the orbicularis oculi to produce the transverse wrinkles across the top of the nose.

Nerve supply

Facial nerve (Cranial nerve VII)

Blood supply

Supraorbital branch of the ophthalmic artery.

Latin

Musculus procerus

French

Muscle procérus

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