The levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle
is, translated from Latin
, the "lifter of the upper lip and of the wing of the nose"
. It is the muscle
with the longest name in the human body.
The muscle is attached to the upper frontal process of the maxilla and inserts into the skin of the lateral part of the nostril and upper lip.
It dilates the nostril and elevates the upper lip, enabling one to snarl.
The muscle is innervated by the buccal branch of facial nerve, CN VII.
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