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Santorini's muscle

Alternative eponyms

  • Albinus muscle

Related people

A narroow bundle of muscular fibres that draw the angle of the mouth laterally.

Description

A narroow bundle of muscular fibres arising over the masseter muscle and inserted into tissues at the corner of the mouth. They draw the angle of the mouth laterally.

Bibliography

  • G. D. Santorini:
    Observationes anatomicae. Venetiis, apus J. B. Recurti, 1724; Leiden, 1939.
  • B. S. Albinus:
    Tabulae selecti et musculorum corporis humani.
    Lugduni Batavorum, Leiden, J. & H. Verbeek 1747.

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