Muscle Anatomy of the Buccinator Muscle
Origin: The maxilla, the mandible, and deep to the mandible, along the pterygomandibular raphe.
Insertion: Attaches to the orbicularis oris and the fibers from the deep portion of the lips
Actions: Compresses the cheek
Innervation: Buccal branch of the facial nerve (cranial nerve VII)
Blood Supply: Branches from the facial artery
Buccinator Muscle Actions
Primary Actions of the Buccinator
Compression of the cheek
Recommended Beginner Anatomy Books
The Anatomy Coloring Book is one of the best study and reference books for beginning anatomy students. The diagrams are clearly labeled and allow you to see the relationship and placement of the various structures of the body.
The Trail Guide To The Body is another excellent book to help you learn the musculature of the human body. Though the book is geared toward massage therapists and physical therapist assistants, the book with its illustrations and text helps anyone gain a thorough understanding of the human musculoskeletal system and movement. I highly recommend this book for anyone studying anatomy.
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