Levator labii superioris muscle

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The levator labii superioris muscle is a muscle in the face that raises part of the lips to create facial expressions.

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Origin

The levator labii superioris originates from the maxilla and zygomatic bones of the skull at the lower edge of the orbit (eye socket).

Innervation

The levator labii superioris is innervated by the buccal branch of the facial nerve (CN VII).

Word origin

The levator labii superioris gets its name from levator meaning raises, labii meaning lips, and superioris meaning from above.

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