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|Muscles of the head, face, and neck. (Nasalis labeled at center left.)|
|Gray's||subject #107 382|
|Artery||Superior labial artery|
|Nerve||Buccal branch of the facial nerve|
|Actions||Compresses bridge, depresses tip of nose, elevates corners of nostrils|
It consists of two parts, transverse and alar:
- The transverse part arises from the maxilla, above and lateral to the incisive fossa; its fibers proceed upward and medially, expanding into a thin aponeurosis which is continuous on the bridge of the nose with that of the muscle of the opposite side, and with the aponeurosis of the Procerus.
- The alar part is attached at one end to the greater alar cartilage, and at the other to the integument at the point of the nose.
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