Corrugator supercilii muscle

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The corrugator supercilii muscle is a muscle that sits just above the eye and lowers and centers the eyebrow when contracted. The corrugator motion wrinkles the skin between the eyes in the facial expression of pain or anger.


Corrugator supercilii muscle Orbicularis oculi muscle Orbicularis oculi muscle Superior tarsus Inferior tarsus Zygomatic bone

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The external muscles around the eye. This is a right eye, with some of the bones cut away to show the layers underneath.

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Origin

The corrugator originates from behind the eyebrows on the medial superciliary arch.

Insertion

The corrugator insert into the skin of the medial forehead between the eyes and above the nose.

Innervation

The corrugator is innervated by the temporal branch of the facial nerve (CN VII).

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