Levator labii superioris alaequae nasi :-
Muscle details :-
The levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle is, translated from Latin, the “lifter of both the upper lip and of the wing of the nose”. It has the longest name of any muscle in an animal.
Upper frontal process of maxilla.The levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle arises via the frontal process of the maxilla.
Skin of lateral nostril and upper lip.
Nerve supply :-
buccal branch of facial nerve (VII).
Muscle action :-
Dilates nostril and elevates upper lip.
Related pathology :-
In Bell’s palsy levator labii superioris alaequae nasi muscle commonly paralysis .