Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Levator Lip Muscles

We just learned about the Procerus Nose Muscle.

There are two muscles in your face that help raise your upper lip:
levator labii superioris and levator anguli oris.

The superioris muscle is the bigger one.

levator means to raise, labii means lip, superioris means upper or bigger, anguli means angled and oris means mouth.

levator labii superioris
(from: wikipedia - levator labii superioris)

levator anguli oris
(from: wikipedia - levator anguli oris)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Intermediate Phalanges